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Join us for a Tree-rific Spring Break

Looking for a fun way to spend time with the kids during Spring Break?  Then join us for a Tree-rific Spring Break week Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8.   In conjunction with the Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat exhibit, Bernheim will offer a week of daily drop-in activities and guided programs to celebrate trees and the forest ecosystem. … [Read more]

Experience Bernheim at Night

With the first day of spring arriving this weekend so do our popular night programs.  From Full Moon Hikes to Creatures of the Night and Laser Guided Star Tours, our night programs are a great way to connect with nature in an entirely different way. The night adventures begin Wednesday, March 23 from 7:45 – 9:45 p.m., with the Full “Crow" Moon … [Read more]

Vanishing Acts: Exhibit Opens at Bernheim

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Now through July 5, join Bernheim on a global journey . . . of trees. Through the traveling exhibit, Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, Bernheim hopes to highlight the importance of trees to not just wildlife, but also to humans. We hope to inspire people to learn how they can make a difference in the plight of the trees, whether on a large scale, … [Read more]

Vanishing Acts: Magnolia Officinalis

Magnolia Officinalis Flower

Magnolia officinalis, sometimes referred to as the Houpa magnolia, is essentially unknown outside of China where it grows only in mountainous regions and valleys. It is a fast growing tree, reaching 50 feet in height, bearing highly aromatic large flowers in the spring. It is prized among Chinese herbalists, not for its flower, but for its bark. … [Read more]

Hidden in Plain Sight: Isaac’s Café Specials, March 14-18, 2016

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I’m sure you have heard the phrase “hidden in plain sight”.   At Bernheim,  now is the perfect time to find things hidden in plain sight if you just know where to look.  I can’t tell you how many times I have walked right past a newly bloomed wildflower only to have Wren Smith, our Interpretive Programs Manager, point it out behind me.  She uses … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Toothsome Toothworts

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 The Toothsome Toothworts & Purple Cress Spring wildflowers have begun to bloom on the Bent Twig Trail and elsewhere at Bernheim. The two-leaf toothworts that held their buds in tiny closed fists for days, are now opening. Both the common name for these diminutive members of the mustard family (Brassiceace), and one of the often listed genus … [Read more]