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Vanishing Acts: Appreciating Trees as Harbingers of Spring

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  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 swell before opening. As they … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Water Matters

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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 of Bernheim, I did take a few minutes … [Read more]

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 the couch.  Maybe you knew you would find what you were looking … [Read more]

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]