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Redbud - Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Both the crabapples and the redbuds are in the early stages of popping out at Bernheim over the next several days and weeks. If you like pinks and purples now would be a great time to consider a visit.

Bluebird Nest – Five Eggs

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Bernheim has been tracking the bluebird nest activity in a nest outside the Education Center for the past three years. As of 4-11-13 there are five eggs in the nest. We will track the nest activity and provide an update to this post once the young hatch and then fledge.

Earth Measure by Matt Weir – Installation Day One

Matt arrives to install Earth Measure.  Check out those Bernheim decals.

Sculptor Matt Weir, commissioned by an anonymous donor to develop a memorial for Barry Bingham Jr., is installing his massive Earth Measure at Bernheim over the next three days.  The sculpture is a landscape scale installation that includes monolithic geometric shapes constructed of limestone blocks milled at Indiana Limestone.  He is assisted by helper Ezra Kellerman, a […]

Red oak – 2012 vs 2013

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These photos are of a red oak taken on the same day one year apart. April 9th, 2012 and 2013. The truck in the background of the 2013 picture belongs to sculptor Matt Weir. His sculpture Earth Measure, a memorial sculpture in honor of Barry Bingham Jr., is being installed today.

Ohio buckeye – bud burst day

April 8, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

The following pictures were taken of buds on an Ohio buckeye (specimen number 1960-0016-05) as they opened on 4-8 and 4-9, 2013. We have similar pictures from 2011 and 2012. Here’s the dates for each of the three years: 2011 – March 21st 2012 – March 12th 2013 – April 8th

April 3 – Two years apart

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The following two pictures were taken of the Japanese pagoda tree just inside the Bernheim entrance. The first picture was taken on April 3 2012 and the second picture was taken on April 3 2013.

March 26th – Two years apart

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These are photos of crabapple specimens near the front entrance of Bernheim.  The top photo (in bloom) was taken on March 26th, 2012.  The bottom photo (in snow) was taken on March 26th, 2013.

Stone Wizard

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Pat Maxwell, in Bernheim’s operations department, is a wizard when it comes to using big machines to move big stones.  On Friday, March 22 he created this stone wall around the pipe that carries water from the new Edible Garden project into a new filtering wetland.  Because the Edible Garden project is an applicant to […]