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Bernheim features annual BugFest, Fall Plant Sale Sept. 15 - Autumn bounty of programs runs throughout the month

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By Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Bernheim will be abuzz with
programs and events throughout September, including the annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale Saturday.

BugFest, Bernheim’s celebration of insects and their relatives, welcomes families to meet multi-legged creatures, go on insect safaris and taste chocolate-covered crickets. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite bugs for the Bug Parade and dance the buggy boogie.

Bernheim’s Fall Plant Sale invites visitors to browse a varied selection of unique plants including trees, shrubs, grasses and herbaceous perennials. The sale also features Bernheim Select, a distinctive variety of plants grown from Bernheim’s own collections. Horticulturists will be on hand to answer questions and share information. All plants are suitable for north central Kentucky growing, and plant sale proceeds benefit Bernheim.

BugFest and the Fall Plant Sale run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A schedule of events and a printable plant list are available at Bernheim.org. There is no cost to attend, but non-members are required to pay a $5 per car environmental fee at the gate.

Another exciting event occurs the very next weekend with SONICBernheim/Harvest Moon Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheatre.

SONICBernheim is a site-specific lecture and performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature. Attendees will travel on foot from performance to performance. Chairs, blankets, flashlights, and picnics are welcome. Special guests include David Rothenberg, professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology; the American Wild Ensemble from Springfield, Missouri; and Nickelson (JP Source) of Louisville.

The cost is $5 for Bernheim members and $10 for non-members.