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Celebrate Mom at Bernheim: Isaac’s Café Specials, May 8-12

Another Derby has come and gone and time to turn our attention to Mother’s Day.  It is quite fitting that this special day be celebrated on the second Sunday in May.  The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and gardens are alive with sound, color and taste.  Bernheim is the perfect backdrop for any Mother’s […]

Rare Butterfly Sighting at Bernheim

The beautiful Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius) was seen again here at Bernheim Forest.  It is a rare butterfly that lays its eggs on river cane (Arundinaria gigantea), which are found along creeks. Historically large areas of river cane called canebrakes were found throughout the southeast. These canebrakes have declined in the past decades, and many […]

Isaac’s Has Derby Fever Too: Café Specials, May 1-5

When most folks think of the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, they think of horses, hats and all the hoopla that surrounds this one of a kind event.  That’s all well and good, but as you may expect, I tend to think in terms of the special foods that are synonymous with spring […]

The Sage: Healthy Living Wisdom from the Edible Garden

A healthy mind, body, and heart is vital in keeping our bodies healthy so that we may grow. A balanced amount of exercise and sleep enables us to generate and sustain energy. While constantly striving to grow and learn is vital to well-being, equally important is our ability to rest, to embrace the ‘art’ of relaxation, […]

Bernheim Hosts Field Trip for Project Learning Tree Conference

This week, Bernheim was thrilled to host a field trip day for the Project Learning Tree International Coordinators’ Conference. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an organization who works with educators, parents, and community leaders to use the environment to engage children in learning- both outside and indoors. Learning in the environment is Bernheim’s specialty! As a […]

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 […]