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What do we mean when we say “invasive species?”

Bush Honeysuckle, one of the most prevalent invasive species at Bernheim

Next week, while the Natural Areas are closed for wildlife management, the Bernheim staff will be in the arboretum removing many invasive species from the woodlots. Invasive species are not native to our area and are harmful to the ecosystem. They can form thick monocultures (areas that grow a single species) and can push out other beautiful native … [Read more]

Invasive Trees Removed from the Arboretum

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As we research our tree collections, we are continually discovering which species perform best in our region.  We also have the opportunity to identify those which have become problematic in our area.  If you've visited recently, you may have noticed several trees missing from plantings directly opposite the Sun and Shade Trail.  Bernheim is … [Read more]

Honoring Our Roots This Week & Isaac’s Café Specials, November 7-11

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Join us this Saturday for our 2nd annual Honoring our Roots in the Land daffodil planting celebration! Come nourish yourself with a bowl of root soup and hot cider. We will share our hopes and dreams for the coming year by planting a daffodil. Like the daffodil bulb, we need to use the cold months of winter to store energy and strength from our … [Read more]

Hundreds of Acres Still Available to Explore During Wildlife Management at Bernheim

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All visitors are reminded that from November 12-20, 2016 selected Bernheim trails will be closed for wildlife management, including all trails on Forest Hill Drive and the Millennium Trail.  There are still hundreds of acres for people to hike, bike and have fun outside during this eight day period.   We’d especially recommend enjoying our prized … [Read more]

To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow: Isaac’s Café Specials, October 31-November 4

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The late Audrey Hepburn once said, "to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." This thought came to mind as I led a tour of the Edible Garden this past Friday evening.  I love talking about what's planted and what the garden has in store for us in the coming months.  Many were amazed at the diversity of life beginning to push its way through the … [Read more]

Bernheim Adds a New Plant Species, the Horned Bladderwort

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Horned bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), a carnivorous aquatic plant, has been documented for the first time in Bernheim Forest. Growing on the Cedar Pond, just below the bridge, this tiny yellow flower is in full bloom on the surface of the water. This species is our first carnivorous plant to be found at Bernheim. The bladderworts have small … [Read more]