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Bernheim Rediscovers Rare Plant Species

Highbush blueberry

During an October botanical expedition deep inside Bernheim's forest, our team discovered two very rare flower species that hadn't been seen at Bernheim for over 15 years. Yellow ladies tresses orchids (spiranthes ochroleuca) and Porter's reedgrass (calamagrostis porter). Also discovered for the first time at Bernheim was a highbush blueberry … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: The Times They are a Changing!

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We've just set our clocks back, but nature keeps her own time. It's easy to read that her clock is ticking towards winter. Most of the deciduous trees on the Bent Twig Trail were decked out in autumn colors just last week, but many of these same trees have lost most of their leaves within the last week, and the pawpaw and spicebush trees look ready … [Read more]

Sunday Nature Hike

Joe Rogers

  Join Bernheim Volunteer Naturalist, Joe Rogers at 2:00 this coming Sunday, November 1 (and the first Sunday of every month) for an engaging 45 - 60 minute interpretive nature hike. Don't forget to set your clocks back, and meet Joe at the Visitor Center. No reservation needed. No fee for members, but $5 environmental impact fee for … [Read more]

Bernheim is Batty for Bat Week

Bernheim's 14,500 acres provide ample habitat for bats, including caves, cliffs, streams, wetlands, lakes, dead trees for maternity roosts (raising baby bats!), and billions of insects. We use acoustic monitoring to detect and better understand our bat populations and have found that Bernheim Forest is home to 12 species of bats, including rare … [Read more]

Honoring our “Roots” at Bernheim

We're excited to announce a new one of a kind experience at Bernheim on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Honoring our "Roots." This warming experience will honor our roots in the land with a daffodil planting celebration. Share in the harvest of Berheim’s Edible Garden at Isaac's Café, reflect and prepare for the coming winter … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Admiring a Red Beauty

red maple tree

  The trees on the Bent Twig Trail are wearing their autumn finery, and none were more striking on today's walk than this lovely red maple, Acer rubrum, visible along the edge of the trail near our "Art Barn". Red maples have a reputation for being prolific. Perhaps this is in part because they produce and abundance of winged seeds or … [Read more]