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Live Honeybee Installation

Beekeeping at Bernheim

Join us Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. at our Education Center for a honeybee installation! From the safety of our Wildlife Viewing Room, watch as the Bernheim Beekeepers welcome a package of 10,000 buzzing pollinators to their new home. Volunteer beekeepers Bernie Roach, Mac Howard, and Helen Fenske will demonstrate the installation process, … [Read more]

A New Artist in Residence

Sévryna Lupien recently arrived from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to spend two months living and working at Bernheim. She was selected by the 2013-2014 Bernheim Artist in Residence jury. She recently completed her MFA in sculpture in Quebec and plans to create a large outdoor sculptural installation while in residence. Sévryna will be utilizing … [Read more]

The Cheerful Cornelian Cherry

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We welcome spring with the familiar yellow hues of daffodils and forsythia blooming throughout the Arboretum.  In addition to this duo, we'd also like to recognize another great species that shares this same stage early in the season.  Cornelian cherry dogwood or Cornus mas L. is a small tree, 15-20 foot in height, with colorful clusters of … [Read more]

Spring Wildflowers Blooming

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Spring wildflowers are beginning to bloom in Bernheim Forest. Hepatica (pictured), toothworts, anenomes, and bloodroots are all blooming in some locations. Come hike a trail and see what is shaping up to be a spectacular wildflower season over the next month! We'll probably peak sometime in mid-April. … [Read more]

Sunshine and Cool Treats at Bernheim

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The sun is shining and spring has arrived! Bring your bicycle and spend your spring break at Bernheim! Enjoy hiking, exploring, playing in the creeks and Spring Break Adventure discovery stations at the Visitor Center. In need of a cool treat? Our delicious locally made ice cream from The Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen has returned to … [Read more]

Edible Garden Update – Make Your Beds

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On May 13th last year we were still in the process of building the raised beds for the Edible Garden. We didn't get crops planted last year until June and July. We are in better shape this year. Especially after our horticulture volunteers spent most of this morning topping off the beds with new soil. These two pictures help you see the … [Read more]