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Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

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    A forest is for rest. Sitting in the circle surrounded by many “treeful” companions, I’m lucky  that the trees around me, aren’t just trees, they are familiar parts of my own history, my own story, and my deep love of the natural world. During my youth, I misspelled forest…”forrest”, for rest. The forest […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

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  Say the title of this blog three times and see if you don’t end up sounding like Tweety Bird! All joking aside, the Bent Twig Loop winds through a patch of woodlands just outside my office in the Bernheim Education Center.  At least once a week I walk this trail attentive to the gifts, […]

The Bernheim Firetower Open tomorrow (Saturday)

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 The Bernheim Fire tower will be opened tomorrow from 1:00 – 4:00. You can enjoy the Firetower most Saturday afternoons from now until November (weather permitting),  as long as we have a  volunteer Fire Tower Guide available. If you’d like to be trained as a Fire Tower Guide so that the firetower is accessible more […]

Get Out and Hike Series: Introduction to Family Hiking

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April 12, 1:00 – 3:00 meet in the Visitor Center. Introduction to Hiking Hiking with your family can create meaningful memories that last a lifetime. This is especially true when hikes are fun and full of discoveries. Start your family hiking tradition on the right foot. Join Bernheim seasoned hikers and Volunteer Naturalists Larry Polley […]

Bernheim Backroads January Tour Cancelled

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Due to winter weather road conditions the January Backroads tour has been cancelled. Join us for future  Bernheim Backroads programs. These provide the perfect way to enjoy a guided tour of Bernheim’s best hidden spots, such as the Wison Creek  stream restoration site,  beaver ponds, and Bernheim’s historic fire tower. In early spring  Bernheim’s wetlands will be enlivened by the activities of breeding  […]

Certified Interpretive Guide training rescheduled for March 7- 10, 2014

If you would like to become a Certified Interpretive Guide,  we have rescheduled our next CIG training at Bernheim, from March 7 – 10.

Bernheim host Gilda’s Club Summer Camp

Summer Camp Fun at Bernheim with Gilda's Club

What could be more fun than catching crawfish in Wilson Creek?

Spirits Arising at Bernheim’s Bloomfest!

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Every year Bernheim offers opportunities for visitors to welcome the return of the spirited woodland wee folks. Bloomfest is a day of fun, fastasy and flowers, for the young and the young at heart.  Create habitats for the imagination by building  your own minature  masterpiece. Leave it here, for the wee folks to find. The 1:30 costume parade will  usher in the […]