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Spring Volunteer Opportunities 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 weather gets warmer, we will need even … [Read more]

Earth Day 2014 – 16 New Solar Panels Arrive at Bernheim

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  Bernheim celebrated Earth Day 2014 with the arrival of 16 new solar panels. The panels will be installed on the top of the education sheds at Bernheim’s Edible Garden. Set to open on May 17 in conjunction with BloomFest, the Edible Garden is designed to the most rigorous green design standards set forth by the Living Building Challenge … [Read more]

Take Your Earth Day Celebration Home With You

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Happy Earth Day! Here at Bernheim, we celebrate the earth and nature's wonders 365 days a year. So can you. Making small changes in your daily routine or yard can make a difference in your carbon footprint. Here are a few tips to help you get started. In Your Yard Earth Day is a great time to plant a tree or native shrub or wildflower in your … [Read more]

Live Honeybee Installation

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Join us Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. at our Education Center for a honeybee installation! From the safety of our Wildlife Viewing Room, watch as the Bernheim Beekeepers welcome a package of 10,000 buzzing pollinators to their new home. Volunteer beekeepers Bernie Roach, Mac Howard, and Helen Fenske will demonstrate the installation process, … [Read more]

A New Artist in Residence

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Sévryna Lupien recently arrived from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to spend two months living and working at Bernheim. She was selected by the 2013-2014 Bernheim Artist in Residence jury. She recently completed her MFA in sculpture in Quebec and plans to create a large outdoor sculptural installation while in residence. Sévryna will be utilizing … [Read more]

The Cheerful Cornelian Cherry

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We welcome spring with the familiar yellow hues of daffodils and forsythia blooming throughout the Arboretum.  In addition to this duo, we'd also like to recognize another great species that shares this same stage early in the season.  Cornelian cherry dogwood or Cornus mas L. is a small tree, 15-20 foot in height, with colorful clusters of yellow … [Read more]