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Vanishing Acts: In Search of Trees

With only a few days to go, we anxiously anticipate the public opening of the Vanishing Acts exhibit which highlights rare and endangered species from all over the world.  Informative, interactive signs have been installed and are a great resource for learning about these species and their importance in the world’s forest.  Many of the […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Making Change

Virginia Pines are agents of change. Like all trees, virginia pines, Pinus virginiana, are alchemists, transforming ingredients such as water, carbon dioxide, and the energy of the sun, into food (carbohydrates) for the planet. But first the energy becomes trunk, root, and leaves, or in this case, needles. During this remarkable transformation the trees release oxygen. […]

Can’t wait for Asparagus! – Isaac’s Cafe Special March 7 – 11

My mother always said, “patience is a virtue”.  She certainly did not coin the phrase but this was her go-to response whenever there was wait time for something good to happen.  When it comes to asparagus, Asparagus officianalis Liliaceae Family, patience truly is a virtue. Asparagus greets us in early spring but may take 2 […]

Bernheim Offers Certified Interpretive Guide Training

There is still space, and still time, but act soon! The CIG Program The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation […]

Bernheim Expert Staff Speaks at Carnegie Center in Conjuction with Exhibit

In conjunction with the exhibit, Bernheim: A Natural Muse, The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany will be hosting two events featuring members of Bernheim staff. On Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6-7:30 p.m., Martha Slaughter, Bernheim’s Visual Arts Coordinator will be giving a talk titled, “A Natural Muse: Challenging Notions of Art”, which […]

Part of the Legacy: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 29-March 4

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”  – Confucius Here at Bernheim, you will find all of the above taking place. What a joy to be a part of the beauty of generations to […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Woodcocks

I’m delighted to report that American Woodcocks, Scolopax minor have returned to Bernheim, and are looking for love. Two weeks ago, my sister, Kathy, and I spotted one in the grassy area near the front gate. Last week I saw one on Bent Twig Trail and followed it for a bit into the heavy brush. […]

Vanishing Acts: Appreciating Trees as Harbingers of Spring

  You don’t have to wait for the early wildflowers to carpet the woodlands, or the crocuses and daffodils to bloom in your yard; you only have to watch the tips of some of our native trees to know when spring is well on its way. Red maple, Acer rubrum, provides an early hint, showing red winter buds that […]