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Fall Color Report – October 14, 2015

October 8, 2010

Pictured above: sugar maple – Acer saccharumlo  (location: just past front entrance kiosk to right as you are headed into Bernheim) Color will begin to increase quickly after the expected frost this week. Interior forests are still largely green, while lowlands and edges are well into change (the Sugar Maple above is on the forest edge). Forest … [Read more]

Don’t Miss ColorFest This Weekend

Young visitor to ColorFest experiences the joy of launching a pumpkin into the field at one of the new events for 2014.

Bernheim’s annual ColorFest is finally here! Come enjoy the crisp fall beauty this weekend at Bernheim. Visitors can test their skills at the pumpkin launch, navigate a hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local … [Read more]

Bernheim Welcomes Writer in Residence, D.A. Powell


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

wild smilax

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

Ratattouille soup 8-20-15

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

Environmentally Friendly Jute Bag

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]