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Meet the Plant: Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly Milkweed 6-17-16

Asclepias tuberosa, commonly known as Butterfly milkweed, is a perennial flower found in most of the Continental United States and the eastern part of Canada. This flower grows to be two to three feet tall, thriving the most in full sun and well drained soils. Butterfly milkweed blooms midsummer or late summer/early fall, attracting butterflies and … [Read more]

Will it Grow Here?

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Have you ever seen a new or peculiar plant, and wondered if it would grow in your area? The most important factor limiting plant growth across large geographic regions (other than water availability) is a plant's “hardiness” or ability to tolerate a range of temperatures. Luckily, the United States Department of Agriculture created an interactive … [Read more]

The Little Kitchen that Could: Isaac’s Café Specials, July 25-29

7-25-16 Special Grilled Cheese Green Beans

Isaac’s Café has been referred to as the “Little Kitchen that could,” and I have to agree.   Every day, the staff of Isaac’s takes our little corner of the Visitor Center and transforms it into a symphony of taste and tempting smells.  When Isaac Bernheim envisioned a place for people to connect with nature, I have a feeling he did not see a … [Read more]

Black Bear Spotted at Bernheim Forest

Black bear tracks near Lake Nevin

A black bear was spotted in Bernheim Forest last Sunday (July 17) in the Cypress Tupelo Swamp area of Lake Nevin, sitting in Guerilla Creek. We believe it may have been fishing in a section of the creek that had several largemouth bass swimming in a shallow pool. The bear has not been seen since Sunday, which leads us to believe it has likely moved … [Read more]

New Summer Menu at Isaac’s Café

It's time for our summer menu at Isaac’s Café, and it has a brand new kids menu that is sure to please the most selective of young tastes.  The Bee’s Knees is a peanut butter and banana sandwich with a drizzle of Bernheim honey - it will knock  your socks off.  The ECO cheesy quesadilla and ECO veggie quesadilla is just what you need to get Every … [Read more]

A New CONNECTglow 2016: Calling all Visual and Performing Artists

Live Performers

Are you an artist? A member of a performing arts group? Show your stuff at CONNECT, as a part of CONNECTglow. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. CONNECTglow adds to the fun and unique atmosphere at CONNECT, allowing visitors to experience art all the way around Lake Nevin. CONNECT is an annual event that celebrates the … [Read more]