How can you identify spicebush, sassafras, boxelder, pawpaw, or the other trees in winter? Which local trees can be used for beverages, cough medicine, or cordage? Join Interpretive Programs Manager Wren Smith for a delightful time exploring tree stories and lore, as you gain tips of how to recognize many trees in the winter woods. […]
Join Bernheim’s dynamic core of Volunteer Naturalists! Writer and naturalist Robert Michael Pyle suggests that the depletion of encounters with other species amounts to “an extinction of experience,” one that not only threatens neighborhood species, but also human perception of the natural world. As a Bernheim Volunteer Naturalist you will help others discover (or rediscover) […]
Visitors can learn about some of the ingenious ways that early peoples used the “gifts of nature” in their daily lives and observe the fascinating skills involved in the ancient art of flint knapping.
Composting is the natural process by which plant material decomposes. Providing your garden soil with a supply of compost adds organic matter and encourages the growth of beneficial microbial life in the soil which is beneficial to your plants. In this workshop we will give a “quick and dirty” overview of the science of composting […]
Volunteers can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and our visitors. While working throughout the 14,600 acres of forest or the 600 acre arboretum, you can participate in a variety of activities, while having fun in the great outdoors. Take the first step in becoming a Bernheim volunteer by […]