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Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Water Matters

The ephemeral creek that runs through portions of the Bent Twig Trail is full of water following the recent rains. The presence of water in this creek is often an indication that spring is around the corner.  Although I didn’t hear the wood frogs that are already adding their duck like squawking to some parts […]

So Many Ways to Enjoy Bernheim’s Beauty: Isaac’s Café Specials February 22-26, 2016

I hope that you were among the thousands of folks who came out to Bernheim this past Saturday.  Perhaps it was the 70° weather and sunshine that made you instantly think of heading to Bernheim or maybe it was the need for exercise after using the chill of winter as an excuse to stay on […]

New Exhibit to Shine Light on Endangered Trees

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is bringing the plight of trees to the public’s attention with a new traveling exhibit from The Morton Arboretum, Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat. The exhibit opens at Bernheim on March 15 and runs through July 5. The exhibit will be set up in and around the Two Ponds Loop […]

Cure Cabin Fever at Bernheim

Are you sick of being stuck inside of the house this winter? Then come on out to Bernheim this weekend and enjoy a couple days of spring weather! Forecasters are predicting temperatures will rise to the mid and upper 60s, just in time for a handful of fun-filled nature programs. Here are just a few […]

#10WaysTuesday

We all want to be good environmental stewards and treat our environment with care, but we may not know the best ways to do so. That’s where #10WaysTuesday comes in. Follow Bernheim’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – @bernheimforest) to learn a new way to help the environment. Each Tuesday, one of a series of […]

Seeing Red: Isaac’s Café Specials: February 15-19, 2016

February is the month to see lots of red, from Valentines, red sweaters, and heart shaped boxes of candy, but how about tomatoes?    Tomatoes tend to wait until the middle of summer to take center stage but at Isaac’s Café, why wait for summer?  Thanks to hard working volunteers, we have a freezer full of […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: More Barking

In my post last week I wrote about several of the trees that you can easily identify on the Bent Twig Trail by their bark.  However, I forgot to include one of the most common on this trail: the Amercian Beech, Fagus grandifolia. Often growing in association with maple trees, our native beech trees have […]

Camera Trapping at Bernheim

A camera trap is a remotely activated camera that is equipped with a motion sensor or an infrared sensor, or uses a light beam as a trigger. Bernheim has used these cameras for the past eight years as a way to observe our wildlife. Our dedicated natural areas crew works year-round to place and monitor these motion […]