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2017 Artists in Residence Announced

Sharon Harper Glacial_Erratics copy

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 … [Read more]

The Trout Lily Project at Bernheim

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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 produces pollen) can range in … [Read more]

Have You Made Your Spring Break Plans?

Looking for a great outdoor experience at no cost for the family this spring break? If so, you don’t want to miss Spring Break Adventure Week at Bernheim, April 3 - 7! Here is a reminder of all the great things that will be available: Discovery Stations Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of plant, animal, and nature activities … [Read more]

Celebrate Spring from the Top of Bernheim’s Historic Fire Tower

We are all enjoying the wonderful spring weather and many of us are spending more time outside and enjoying the wonders of Bernheim.  We are pleased to expand the hours the Fire Tower will be open to our visitors.  Effective this Saturday, April 1, we will have the tower open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. In addition, with … [Read more]

Bernheim Will Now Protect 954 More Acres

The big level provides habitat for species like the Big Brown Bat

At a special ceremony last month, we announced the purchase of a 954-acre tract of land known as the Big Level, bringing our total acreage to 15,625.  The acquisition is the largest since our founder, Isaac Wolfe Bernheim’s original 12,500-acre purchase in 1928. It allows Bernheim to protect even more critical wildlife habitat and continue I.W. … [Read more]

What’s in this Creek Foam?

Creek Foam

Every year while working along the creek, I notice foam on the creek surface. I’ve always wondered what causes this, and I worry that it is caused by pollution. Foam in creeks is normally caused when the surface tension of the water is reduced and air is mixed into the water causes bubbles to form. This can be caused by human pollution, but it … [Read more]