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Free Play Day Comes to Bernheim

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest invites children and anyone interested in their development and well-being to our Free Play Day on Saturday, October 4 from 11am - 4pm.  Spend a day outdoors making music, building forts, rolling down hills, climbing on logs and mucking about in nature. No matter the season, outdoor play is critical to a … [Read more]

Research Blog Series: Prescribed Burning Benefits

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern Oak/hickory forests create habitat for a variety of native species including: deer, turkeys, and squirrels.  The oaks and hickories are able to provide a mass crop for these organisms before the winter.   However, without being monitored, the Oak and Hickory forests may eventually … [Read more]

BugFest and Fall Plant Sale

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Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale this Saturday (September 20). Children can dance the buggy boogie, go on an insect safari, taste a chocolate-covered cricket and make a new six or eight-legged friend of their own. They can even don a bug costume and join in the Parade of Bugs. BugFest and the Fall Plant Sale run … [Read more]

Research Blog Series: Mass Crop Survey

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern It’s that time of year again for Bernheim’s Mass Crop Survey.  The Mass Crop Survey is a great way for Bernheim to monitor the trees in the forest that create “crops” and therefore estimate the overall health of the wildlife and plants that make up the forest ecosystem.  The group … [Read more]

Bask in the Fall Landscape while Volunteering at Bernheim

You already know Bernheim is a beautiful place to connect with nature, but did you know that you can help preserve our landscape for future generations while soaking up the sun and playing in the dirt? Volunteers are a vital part of helping us to fulfill our mission of connecting people with nature. As the air turns crisp and leaves start to fall, … [Read more]

CONNECT Cancellation

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Mother Nature lit up the night sky with lightening and provided a thunderous musical performance last Saturday evening, August 23, 2014. This was not the lineup we had scheduled for CONNECT at Bernheim. This, coupled with the heavy rain created unsafe conditions that forced the cancellation of CONNECT. If you journeyed to Bernheim for this … [Read more]