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Volunteer at Bernheim

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?  Is community service one of your goals for 2014?  We’ve got the place for you.  Whether you’re a member or non-member, consider becoming a Bernheim volunteer.  We couldn’t do it without them.  Bernheim volunteers are critical to our success.  And there are tons of ways you can help.  If you are … [Read more]

Fossil Fun and a Rock Swap

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Feeling a little cooped up?  Too many snow days indoors?  Then put on your coat, hat, and gloves and head outdoors to connect with nature at Bernheim this weekend. It’s the third Saturday of the month and that means it’s ECO Kids Discovery Day.  This Saturday is all about Fossil Fun.  Investigate fossils and unlock the secrets of ancient life at … [Read more]

Bernheim Backroads January Tour Cancelled

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Due to winter weather road conditions the January Backroads tour has been cancelled. Join us for future  Bernheim Backroads programs. These provide the perfect way to enjoy a guided tour of Bernheim’s best hidden spots, such as the Wison Creek  stream restoration site,  beaver ponds, and Bernheim’s historic fire tower. In early spring  … [Read more]

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Bernheim

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When your holiday tree has given you the best of its seasonal cheer, extend its life by sharing it with Bernheim. We will turn it into mulch that will be used in the arboretum. The collection point is at the turnaround on the left at the front gate. … [Read more]

Last Weekend to Shop for the Holidays

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While Mother Nature and the unsafe road conditions forced us cancel our annual Holiday Open House earlier this month, there is still time to shop at the Bernheim Visitor Center gift shop for lots of great nature related toys, books, home décor and apparel for adults and children.  You can also find handmade jewelry and gifts for outdoor … [Read more]

Winter’s Decoration: The American Holly

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The American holly (Ilex opaca) is among the most recognizable plants in holiday decoration and imagery. Lore surrounding the species has played an important part in its popularity for centuries: promoting wealth, tranquility, and foresight.  Civilizations throughout history have used floral arrangements to convey their messages and commonly … [Read more]