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When Trees Play, Pin Oak Tree Turned into Play Structure

When it became evident that a sixty-five year old pin oak growing near the Garden Pavilion parking area was in rapid decline, Bernheim made the hard decision to cut it down.  We try to make such decisions in a mindful way, so naturally, we considered our options.  A plan was hatched to work with Greenhaven […]

The Sage: Soil Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As seasons come and go, change comes for us all. When these changes come,  it’s easy to lose hope. In nature, death, the ultimate change, is all around us. It is an inescapable partner to life. However, the end of one cycle always provides the foundation for fostering new life: a fallen tree becomes habitat and […]

Mourning Cloaks Have Returned

With the warmer weather we have been experiencing this week, mourning cloaks and other butterflies have been seen flying around Bernheim Forest. Mourning cloaks are one of many butterfly species that overwinter, or live through the winter, as adults. They are usually one of the first butterflies seen each year, in addition to Question Mark and Comma […]

Exciting Changes in the Works: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 20-24

It looks like spring is bustin’ out all over.  I love seeing the newly budded trees around the Visitor Center and the daffodils that were tucked so lovingly in the ground during our fall planting are dancing about just behind the dining area of Isaac’s Café.   The last few mornings as I walked from the […]

The Sage: Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As mother nature stretches free from winter’s cold slumber once again, the scent of distant flowers bring a smile to any face traversing nature. Bees and spring peepers venture out early, some of the first of nature’s symphony serenade the returning sun. Water flows unimpeded by the force of ice life swims through the shimmering […]

Book a Field Trip to Bernheim

Is your child’s teacher looking for a great place to take her class on a school field trip this spring?  How about Bernheim? Bernheim’s natured based educators have programs available for groups of all ages. Whether young explorers venture through the forest on a nature hike or search for aquatic wildlife at Wilson Creek, Bernheim […]

New Book about Play Features a Chapter on the Bernheim Children at Play Network

Since 2012, Bernheim has been hard at work exploring ways to connect children to nature through play.  Understanding that children build their earliest affinities for nature through play, Bernheim is committed to exploring strategies that will help the entire region understand and build better nature play environments.  In 2014, our efforts drew national attention from […]

Let Bernheim Help You Begin Planning Your Edible Garden

Ready to start planning your edible landscape? February is the month to begin your garden and start seeds of cool season vegetable plants indoors. Come to Bernheim this Saturday, February 18 for two informative and interactive Smart Gardens & Landscapes workshops. Begin the day by joining Nursery Manager, Renée Hutchison from 10 a.m. – Noon, for a workshop, Planning Your […]