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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, … [Read more]

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

2-13-17 Special Wrap

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 … [Read more]

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

Fire Tower Winter

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 that Mr. Bernheim had for many … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]

Harper Bernheim Is Back!

Harper, the Golden Eagle, was spotted on a Bernheim trail camera wearing his identifying ankle bracelet.

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 from his wintering grounds … [Read more]

The Wood Frog, a Frog for All Seasons

Wood Frog

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 rain), and one of the first frogs … [Read more]