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Findings from the Edible Garden Monarch Waystation

Monarch

Want to spot a Monarch (Danaus plexippus) at Bernheim? Stop by the Edible Garden, a popular landing spot for these beautiful insects.  Monarch butterflies are known for their long distance migrations in the spring and fall. Their numbers within Bernheim Forest peak during these migration times.  In recent years, however, there has been a decline in […]

Bernheim Welcomes Writer in Residence, Poet, D.A. Powell

DA Powell, Bernheim Writer in Residence

Bernheim is thrilled to announce poet, D. A. Powell, as our next Writer in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. He will give a free reading at Bernheim’s Visitor Center, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3 – 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. D.A. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide […]

Volunteer Profile: Bill Napper

BillNapper Photo - Volunteer Profile

The summer issue of the forest echo, Bernheim’s quarterly newsletter, featured a profile of Volunteer Naturalist, Bill Napper. Because we have limited space in print, we had to edit Bill’s commentary about being a volunteer. His writing beautifully expressed what it means to be a Volunteer Naturalist, so we hated for it never to be published. […]

Take a Hike – Summer Style

Summer is here! It’s a great time to get outside and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of summer. The lush green tones of the trees illuminate the forest, the bullfrogs croak, the Bobwhite quail whistle, and the odor of the many flower species growing at Bernheim waft through the air. With over 40 miles of […]

Isaac’s Cafe Goes Super Local

NEW! Grilled Veggie Panini with ingredients from Bernheim's Edible Garden.

The farm to fork movement has been the talk of the town in recent years. Bernheim has been taking it to the next level since the opening of the Edible Garden in 2014. Throughout the growing season, Isaac’s Café, inside the Visitor Center, will feature dishes created from the bounty of the Edible Garden, located […]

Celebrate National Trails Day at Bernheim

What could be a better holiday for Bernheim to celebrate than National Trails Day? Join us on Saturday, June 6 for a day full of outdoor adventure. Not only do we have 40+ miles of trails awaiting you (and your furry friends, if you wish – just be sure to keep them on a leash […]

#NameThatEagle

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As Bernheim embarks on an exciting new research project on the Eastern Golden Eagle, we are calling on the public to help decide the name of a Golden Eagle we recently fitted with a GPS satellite transmitter.  The adult male spent time in the knobs of Bernheim and the surrounding region this winter and the […]

42 years of Christmas Bird Count at Bernheim Forest

Photo by Kelly Vowels

This post was written by Kelly Vowels, a member of Bernheim’s Natural Areas staff. From December 14 to January 5 every year, thousands of birders come out across North America and count every bird they encounter in the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which was started in 1900 by Frank Chapman. The CBC provides data on […]