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Bernheim Welcomes Writer in Residence, D.A. Powell

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We're thrilled to welcome poet D. A. Powell as our Writer in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Powell is currently on site at Bernheim and will be residing here until November 2. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Why Names Matter

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Wherever I am, the landscape speaks to me. I find familiar friends among the plants and animals I encounter. This week's walk on the Bent Twig Trail was no exception. I was greeted by chickadees flitting about in the understory of spicebush trees and a pair of wrens scolding me from the branches of a downed cedar tree. Gold and ruby light shone … [Read more]

Isaac’s Cafe Fall Break Lunch Menu

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Looking for the perfect fall break destination? Look no further than Bernheim to bask in the beauty of fall. The leaves are starting to change, cool mornings give way to pleasant afternoons, and Bernheim is harvesting from our Edible Garden. Traveling literally 500 steps, much of the menu at Isaac's Cafe is made of produce from the garden. With … [Read more]

Grocery Shop in Support of Bernheim

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Bernheim is excited to announce two new ways of giving. The best part is that you don’t have to do anything extra to have an impact. If you go grocery shopping, you can support Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature. The first way is to connect your Kroger Plus Card to their Community Rewards program. Through this program, a small … [Read more]

Trails from the Bent Twig Trail: National History and Medical Mystery

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This angelic looking wildflower may have shaped our history as a nation. White snakeroot, Ageratina altissima (formally Eupatorium rugosum) is common along the Bent Twig Trail and is in full bloom right now. This perennial wildflower is viewed by most authorities as the likely culprit in the mysterious illness known as milk sickness, which led to … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Spicebush Larva Update

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The Bent Twig Trail is changing with the season. Signs of it are everywhere! The forest floor is already splashed with colorful leaves. There is that wonderful slant of light with its long shadows that adds mystery to the landscape and the mornings are cool enough for an extra layer. Just two weeks ago, I posted this photo of a spicebush … [Read more]