Indeed it is … Bernheim’s BugFest and the big Fall Plant Sale are scheduled for Sat., Sept. 15
The BugFest event at the LEED Platinum Visitors’ Center is mostly a kid event.
But last year, the variety of critters, displays, booths, entertainment and food kept the entire family entertained.
(Check out the video below to see a giant tarantula and a petulant snake from our 2010 trip.
From the Bernheim news release:
Bring the kids to an INSECT SAFARI in Bernheim’s big backyard! Dance the Buggy Boogie, taste the tempting Cricket Crunch, count the Pickled Ticks plus a whole host of other horrible delights. The whole family will enjoy a day of creepies, crawlies, music, games and fun. Opportunities to create and wear costumes, sing along to great bug songs (who knew there were so many?), march in the Parade of Bugs and much more at BugFest, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Bernheim’s Visitor Center. You might be raising a future beekeeper or butterfly researcher – provide them with fun learning opportunities and experiences at BugFest. You will discover that kids of all ages can be enchanted by entomology!
BugFest is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Fall Plant starts earlier, at 8 a.m. for Berheim members, and goes until 4 p.m.
The sale features Bernheim Select, the park’s trademarked plants, propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses and perennial herbaceous plants.
All plants are suitable for north central Kentucky, which is Zone 6/7, at least before Global Warming.
Bernheim’s renown horticulture staff will be on hand to answer gardening questions. (Ask about great replacement plants for invasive species that may be growing at home.)
Plant sale proceeds benefit Bernheim, and memberships will be available.
A list of available plants will be online soon at www.bernheim.org.
Both are free events, though non-members pay a $5.00 per car weekend environmental impact fee at Bernheim’s front gate.
About Bernheim: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is located in Clermont, Ky., about 20 minutes south of Louisville Interntinal airport. From Interstate-65, take exit 112 and follow the signs. The entrance is approximately one mile from the interstate. Bernheim is a non-profit organization that relies on memberships, grants and donations for support.