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Sure to Win Your Heart: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 13-17

What a beautiful weekend we just had.  So many folks getting out in the sunshine, exploring, learning, and enjoying all that Bernheim has to offer.  This included another successful Valentine Dinner full of delicious food, lively music, a moonlit hike and of course, love!   Nearly fifty couples attended this annual event, where the Visitor Center […]

Nature’s Notebook: Bernheim’s Historic Fire Tower, 88 Years of Service

I spend nearly every weekend (and more than a few weekdays) in Bernheim’s historic fire tower. This tower has a long and important history that I enjoy sharing with our visitors. The initial land purchase for Bernheim Forest was made by Isaac W. Bernheim in 1928.  This was the first step in fulfilling an idea […]

Let Bernheim Brighten Your Day: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 6-10

It was another beautiful weekend at Bernheim with bright, sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday.  The chill on Saturday did not deter Bernheim Interpretive Programs Manager, Wren Smith, and the large, enthusiastic group of new Volunteer Naturalists from learning and collaborating. It was great to have an opportunity to share with them how the interconnectedness […]

Harper Bernheim Is Back!

We were thrilled, but not surprised, to find that Harper Bernheim, the Golden Eagle is back in his winter habitat in Bernheim Forest for the third consecutive year. Motion detecting cameras were able to photograph Harper and identify him by his leg band. It was early 2015 when we tagged Harper and tracked his migration […]

The Wood Frog, a Frog for All Seasons

With the milder weather this year, wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) have been heard calling on warm, wet days here at Bernheim Forest. Wood frog eggs have also been found in many of the ponds in the forest. Adult wood frogs live in woodlands and breed in vernal ponds (temporary wetlands that fill from snow or […]

SONICBernheim Organizers to Present at Conference in Portugal

This April, Aaron Rosenblum and Sara Soltau, who curate SONICBernheim will present at the Invisible Places Conference in Sao Miguel, Portugal. Aaron and Sara’s submission for “SONICBernheim: A Site Specific Lecture and Performance Series for Everyone” was one of 50 papers to be chosen out of 238 submitted. Aaron and Sara said of being chosen, “This will […]

Celebrating the Chinese New Year: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 30-February 3

Most of us think of the New Year starting on January 1st.  We celebrate with fireworks, special foods to bring good luck, and resolutions.  By now, many of those resolutions may have fizzled out.  You may have noticed the gym is not as crowded and forbidden foods have found their way back into your pantry […]

Squirrels in Winter

Winter is a great time to do one of my favorite things, squirrel watching. Bernheim Forest is home to three species of tree squirrels. Everyone knows the bird feed stealing gray squirrel, Scirurus carolinensis. It is seen in many city parks and suburbs, but it can also be found in the mature woods found here […]