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Earth Day 2014 – 16 New Solar Panels Arrive at Bernheim

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  Bernheim celebrated Earth Day 2014 with the arrival of 16 new solar panels. The panels will be installed on the top of the education sheds at Bernheim’s Edible Garden. Set to open on May 17 in conjunction with BloomFest, the Edible Garden is designed to the most rigorous green design standards set forth by the […]

Take Your Earth Day Celebration Home With You

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Happy Earth Day! Here at Bernheim, we celebrate the earth and nature’s wonders 365 days a year. So can you. Making small changes in your daily routine or yard can make a difference in your carbon footprint. Here are a few tips to help you get started. In Your Yard Earth Day is a great […]

Live Honeybee Installation

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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, explain […]

A New Artist in Residence

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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 Lakeside […]

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 yellow […]

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.

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 […]

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. […]