Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Sarabande Books and The Baltic Writing Residency are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of an annual Writer-in-Residence Program to be located at Bernheim. The goal of the program is to help realize its mission of connecting people with nature through poetry and literature. Bernheim will provide the selected writers a [...]
The Viburnums and the Vacciniums are putting on a show at Bernheim at the moment. The Chinese snowball vaccinium pictured below can be found on the Two Ponds Loop trail and the doublefile viburnum can be viewed near the crosswalk from Holly Pond over to Mac’s Lake. Both are worth taking a moment to enjoy.
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is an invasive plant found along stream sides and flood plains in Bernheim Forest. Ongoing efforts by the Natural Areas crew to stop the spread of this plant are making a difference. This species quickly out competes native spring wildflowers and alters forest understory dynamics. The goal is to keep this [...]
Those of you that have been through the arboretum in the last month might not have known what the wonderful fragrance was, but I’m sure you noticed it. Most likely you were near a Koreanspice viburnum. From the Education Center to the Garden Pavilion, these shrubs have been filling the air with their heady perfume. [...]
PechaKucha20x20, Volume 11, takes place tomorrow at the Parklands at Floyds Fork in the Gheens Foundation Lodge. Bernheim is proud to be one of the organizers of this unique forum for sharing locally grown ideas. Quite simply, it is a presentation format where a presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance [...]
This year the Bernheim natural areas department, with help from staff and select volunteers, completed 18 separate controlled burns. That’s a new record for Bernheim and a grueling task for the burn team. The burn season, which typically runs from mid-April to mid-May, got off to a slow start because of weather conditions but things [...]
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 [...]