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It’s Pawpaw Blooming Time

Asimina triloba, or Pawpaw, are blooming here at Bernheim Forest. Pawpaw is a small shrub that grows in the understory of mesic forest and small woodland openings. It can grow between 10 to 20 feet, or sometimes as high as 30 feet. It blooms in spring from April to May, and will produce fruit in […]

Gearing up for Supper Club, Isaac’s Café Specials, April 17 – 21

As you may know, I have a passion for sharing my love of food and Berheim.  The fact that I get to combine those two on a regular basis makes me doubly blessed.  An Evening At Isaac’s Spring Garden Supper Club is just such an occasion.  This Friday evening, April 21st, you will have the […]

Spring Cravings: Isaac’s Café Specials, April 10-14

For some strange reason, spring always makes me think of macaroni and cheese.  My mother made perhaps the best home-made macaroni and Cheese on the planet, but I could be just a bit biased.  This ooey gooey casserole dish of comfort often adorned our spring table as I was growing up.  Many times, it was […]

A (not so) Small Milestone Atop a Big Hill

Two years ago, soon after signing on to be a volunteer at Bernheim, I requested to serve as a regular guide at the Bernheim Fire Tower.  I had several reasons for the request.  One was that it sounded like fun (it is).  Another was I believed that, if the tower was open on a regular […]

Removing Garlic Mustard, an Invasive Species

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolate) is an invasive species that Bernheim has removes from the Wilson Creek valley and other isolated places. It is native to Europe and is very difficult to get rid of once it establishes itself in an area. It displaces native and desired plants in a short amount of time, and one plant […]

The Birds and the Bees . . . And You

No, this isn’t that kind of article.  It is springtime and most of us are spending more time outdoors enjoying the wonders of nature.  Spring brings us increased signs of life including wildflowers and the animals that pollinate them (including those birds and bees).  Without pollination there would be no wildflowers. There are serious threats […]

2017 Artists in Residence Announced

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Bernheim Artist in Residence Program Fellowships, a central aspect of its Arts in Nature program. Although each artist is varied in their approach to their art making practice, all utilize an aspects of nature as a primary reference in their work. […]

The Trout Lily Project at Bernheim

Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) is a beautiful spring flower that blooms along the creeks here at Bernheim Forest. It produces a single flower in early spring, and it can take up to 8 years before individual plants will flower in the forest. Once the lily flowers, its anthers (the part of the stamen that […]