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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 […]

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 […]