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 [...]
Many plants are in bloom in the Arboretum and woodlands of Bernheim. Some of the collections that are reaching their peak are the dogwoods, crabapples, viburnums and lilacs, just to name a few. Come out, bring your camera and enjoy the color and beauty of the season no matter what you find.
Sculptor Matt Weir, working with a crane crew, staff and others, has most of the largest stone pieces in place now for his monumental Earth Measure. At least all of the stones that required a crane are set in place. Now Matt will begin carving on the pieces working toward his final vision for the [...]
This flowering plant may look pretty, but it’s actually Garlic Mustard, which is harmful to the forest’s ecosystem. You can make a difference and help protect our native wildlife by volunteering with the natural areas team. Come out to Bernheim on Wednesday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to learn about the growing problem of [...]
Connect with People. Connect with Nature. Volunteer at Bernheim. If you are looking for a way to be outdoors, do meaningful work, meet new people, and learn new things, becoming a Bernheim Volunteer is for you. We have jobs involved in all aspects of our operations, from cleaning trails to gardening to working with visitors [...]