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October 2017

Beneficial Insects Exhibit

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 31, 2017

Beneficial insects are insects that pollinate trees and plant-life while they collect nectar from flowers. Insects that are predators of undesirable, destructive insects are also seen as beneficial to human activities. Examples of beneficial insects that are helpful to your garden, yard and house are dragonflies, parasitic wasps, pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, assassin bugs, assassin flies, lady beetle larvae, spiders, and house centipedes. The concept of beneficial is subjective depending upon the desired outcomes from a human perspective. Joanne Price…

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ColorFest

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 22, 2017

Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful fall landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more. Pumpkin Launch, Hay Maze Mud Pies, Hay Rides,  Corn Pit, Giant Slides, Food Trucks, Music, Arts & Crafts, Fall Beauty ColorFest is a free event. $10 per car environmental…

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November 2017

Lunch & Learn: Seed and Stalk Discovery Walk

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Spend time poking around, in and near the Big Prairie as you check out the ingenious designs found in seeds and seed pods (nature’s surprise packages) and the subtle beauty of dried stalks and native grasses. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for adults who enjoy spending time outdoors with others and celebrating the natural world. Hosted by Volunteer Naturalist Corinne Mastey, each program includes group introductions, a short hike, and lunch from Isaac’s Cafe. Bernheim Members $15; Non-Members…

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Evening at Isaac’s: Fall Garden Supper Club

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Edible Garden brings a full bounty during the fall and the team at Isaac's Café loves to make the most of it. Join us for an Evening at Isaac's. Enjoy light appetizers on the café patio. Tour the Edible Garden, and meet back at the patio for a cooking demonstration using fresh ingredients. Enjoy the freshly prepared meal complete with live music and great conversation. Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members $25 Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. the…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Stalking Squirrels

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Follow squirrels as they climb, jump, and scurry through Bernheim, using the On Your Own Challenge as a travel guide. Hands-on Discovery Stations, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 - 4 P.M. Hike of the Day, led by a Bernheim guide, starts at 2 P.M. and runs 45 - 60 minutes On Your Own Challenge, a self-guided adventure, available from 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. FREE; $5 per car weekend fee still applies for Non-Members

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Honoring Our ‘Roots’

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

HONORING OUR ‘ROOTS’: A Daffodil Planting Celebration Join us on for a one of kind experience as we share in the bounty of Bernheim’s Edible Garden at Isaac’s Café. Reflect and prepare for the coming winter months and plant your thoughts and reflections along with your own daffodil bulb.  Let the bulb and the promises of a new year take root in anticipation of spring! Bernheim Members $15; Non-Members $20 Price includes appetizer with hot cider and a scrumptious lunch of homemade…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Survival Stategies

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Animals must migrate, hibernate, or stay active to survive the cold months ahead. Play the On Your Own Challenge to help them make the right decisions. The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at the Visitor Center and include: Hands-on Discovery Stations, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 - 4 P.M. Hike of the Day,…

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December 2017

Bernheim’s Festival of Trees

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 3, 2017

Come join the celebration and support your local charity! Teams of volunteers and staff from local organizations will create ten beautifully decorated trees using bits of the forest and arboretum along with a theme unique to each charity. Each tree will provide the opportunity to support the local charity of your choice. Grab your family and friends and come out to enjoy this wonderful celebration. Isaac’s Café will be open early to serve hot chocolate, cider and coffee with festive…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Nature Ornament Making

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Transform nuts, seedpods, pine cones and other nature treasures into holiday ornaments through the On Your Own Challenge activity. Hands-on Discovery Stations led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 - 4 P.M. Hike of the Day led by a Bernheim guide, starts at 2 P.M. and runs 45 - 60 minutes On Your Own Challenge a self-guided adventure, available from 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. FREE; $5 per car weekend fee still applies for Non-Members

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Bernheim Holiday Open House

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season with our Festival of Trees! Enjoy shopping, live music and refreshments. Find that special gift for your outdoor enthusiast from handmade walking sticks to leather journals, beautiful handmade birdhouses and books about birding, horticulture and growing your own food. We also carry a variety of Kentucky Proud™ canned foods, apparel for adults and children, handmade jewelry, and many other unique items for your favorite nature lover! Bring a friend and enjoy a delightful lunch at…

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Bernheim’s Festival Of Trees

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 8, 2017

Come join the celebration and support your local charity! Teams of volunteers and staff from local organizations will create ten beautifully decorated trees using bits of the forest and arboretum along with a theme unique to each charity. Each tree will provide the opportunity to support the local charity of your choice. Grab your family and friends and come out to enjoy this wonderful celebration. Isaac’s Café will be open early to serve hot chocolate, cider and coffee with festive…

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Lunch & Learn: Hidden in the Hollies

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bernheim’s holly collection is widely known and celebrated for its numerous varieties and its scope. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the season by celebrating the stories and lore hidden in this outstanding collection of hollies. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for adults who enjoy spending time outdoors with others and celebrating the natural world. Hosted by Volunteer Naturalist Corinne Mastey, each program includes group introductions, a short hike, and lunch from Isaac’s Cafe. Bernheim Members $15;…

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Bernheim’s Festival of Trees

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until December 10, 2017

Come join the celebration and support your local charity! Teams of volunteers and staff from local organizations will create ten beautifully decorated trees using bits of the forest and arboretum along with a theme unique to each charity. Each tree will provide the opportunity to support the local charity of your choice. Grab your family and friends and come out to enjoy this wonderful celebration. Isaac’s Café will be open early to serve hot chocolate, cider and coffee with festive…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Hot Chocolate Hike

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Earn a free cup of hot chocolate by completing the On Your Own Challenge hiking sheet and turning it in at Isaac’s Café – yum! Hands-on Discovery Stations led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 - 4 P.M. Hike of the Day led by a Bernheim guide, starts at 2 P.M. and runs 45 - 60 minutes On Your Own Challenge a self-guided adventure, available from 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. FREE; $5 per car weekend fee still applies for Non-Members

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