Evidence of the annual scarecrow migration has been spotted in Clermont, Kentucky. Even though the highly successful Colorfest has come and gone at Bernheim Forest, the scarecrow are alive and well and displaying themselves in a wild rumpus throughout the arboretum. The Scarecrow Jubilee is on, folks.
In an effort to provide a "…fun, family-oriented outdoor exhibition designed to connect individuals with nature and inspire nature-related experiences," the fourth annual Scarecrow Jubilee will remain on display until the end of November. Bernheim invites ordinary artists and groups such as local scout troops, schools, and businesses to work their creative magic in the straw medium. The fun, whimsical, and themed scarecrows are eligible for first place in the categories of most original, best relation to theme, funniest, and people's choice award. The theme for the 2011 Scarecrow Jubilee is "Falling Leaves, Colorful Trees: Watching Autumn Activity".
If watching autumn activity has been on your mind lately, be sure to visit Berheim before the great scarecrow hibernation begins. Catching a glimpse of the scarecrows throughout the forest is a scavenger hunt in its own right and a great weekend activity for the family. Check out the slideshow of last year's entries here.
|Visit Bernheim Forest this fall for daytime play or nighttime star watches and hikes|
|Bernheim is bustling with programs for families this June|
|Give me a (Spring) break; Nature calls at Bernheim, Salato, Louisville Nature Center|
|Experience Bernheim Forest after-hours and peer into the universe at their monthly Star Stories and Sky Watch Nights [Family & Parenting]|
|Bernheim Forest's weekend family programs are in full bloom for the entire month of March [Family & Parenting]|
|The 16th annual Colorfest next weekend at Bernheim [Family and parenting]|
|Fill your garden with Bernheim plants! [Urban gardening]|