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Planning for the Future

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Such a big part of any plant lover’s life is planning for the future. Many times, we plan for how we want our landscape to look in five, ten, and fifteen years. Sometimes, however, we are looking far beyond and planning for the future of generations to come. At Bernheim, little steps are made each day to add color to the big picture of preserving … [Read more]

The Bent Twig Trail: Snowy Woods

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Snow makes the woods more lovely. This week the Bent Twig Trail is touched by the extra blanket of loveliness. Certainly the snow added a cleanliness to the landscape. Piling on the the wooden bridges and draping the downed trees in light, the snow conceals the litter of leaves on the forest floor and the tangle of vines, while it reveals shapes … [Read more]

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation Reschuduled

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The Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists Orientation has been rescheduled for  Saturday, January 30,  1- 3 p.m. in the Education Center. Please rsvp at wren@bernheim.org if interested. Thank you! The general volunteer orientation has also been rescheduled to Saturday, January 30, 10 a.m. - noon.  RSVP to alandon@bernheim.org. … [Read more]

Winter Fun at Bernheim

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes, described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer," is known for stating that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. That means cold winter days are no excuse to stay inside! Instead, bundle the family in fluffy coats and fuzzy scarves and head to Bernheim for an … [Read more]

Bernheim: A Natural Muse

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Bernheim's Artist in Residence program, the exhibition, Bernheim: A Natural Muse, showcases a selection of work from past and recent the artists in including the premier of four large paintings by Chicago artist Don Pollack which he recently completed. The show takes place at the Carnegie Center for Art and … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: The Heart of Winter

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The Heart of  Winter  by Wren Smith The heart of winter beats beneath my frozen feet and beneath the crunching earth. It beats beneath my hearing, beneath my seeing.  The heart of winter beats in the sleeping wooly bears. In their curved coats of black and brown  down in crevices under the logs, like banned question marks. The heart … [Read more]