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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 […]

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 […]