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#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]

Seeing Red: Isaac’s Café Specials: February 15-19, 2016

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February is the month to see lots of red, from Valentines, red sweaters, and heart shaped boxes of candy, but how about tomatoes?    Tomatoes tend to wait until the middle of summer to take center stage but at Isaac's Café, why wait for summer?  Thanks to hard working volunteers, we have a freezer full of heirloom tomatoes, ripened to perfection, … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: More Barking

In my post last week I wrote about several of the trees that you can easily identify on the Bent Twig Trail by their bark.  However, I forgot to include one of the most common on this trail: the Amercian Beech, Fagus grandifolia. Often growing in association with maple trees, our native beech trees have light gray bark that ranges in texture from … [Read more]

Camera Trapping at Bernheim

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A camera trap is a remotely activated camera that is equipped with a motion sensor or an infrared sensor, or uses a light beam as a trigger. Bernheim has used these cameras for the past eight years as a way to observe our wildlife. Our dedicated natural areas crew works year-round to place and monitor these motion detecting cameras as a way to … [Read more]

Hornbeams Planted at Earth Measure

Hornbeams Line the Walkway to Earth Measure

Bernheim’s Arboretum recently acquired 11 new European hornbeams. The horticulture crew planted the new trees along the path leading to Earth Measure creating a tree-lined corridor. 'Fastigiata' European hornbeam, the most common cultivar sold, grows 30 to 40 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide. Instead of a large central trunk, the hornbeam fans … [Read more]

The Bent Twig Trail: Barking in the Woods

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Bernheim seems suspended between winter and spring, and the trees along the Bent Twig Trail are holding next year's  crop of leaves and flowers in tightly clinched winter buds. In a few weeks these buds will start visibly swelling and become star performers in spring's visual pageantry, promising to open a bit each day in celebration of the return … [Read more]