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New Exhibit to Shine Light on Endangered Trees

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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 trail behind the Visitor … [Read more]

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 ways to spend your time at Bernheim this … [Read more]

#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 10 ways to do … [Read more]

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

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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 heirloom tomatoes, ripened to perfection, … [Read more]

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 light gray bark that ranges in texture from … [Read more]

Camera Trapping at Bernheim

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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 detecting cameras as a way to … [Read more]