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Exploring Bernheim: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 17-20

It was wonderful seeing the faces of happy, excited children at the Visitor Center yesterday as families and friends enjoyed a day off from school and work to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Spending time outdoors reconnecting with what really matters, is one of the many good ways to commemorate a man that forged such positive societal … [Read more]

This Isaac’s Café Recipe Will Satisfy Your Winter Cravings


In the winter issue of our quarterly newsletter, the forest echo, we shared some of the exciting things we are doing at Isaac's Café, located inside our Visitor Center. Most of the produce used in the Café is harvested from our Edible Garden, located just 500 steps from the Café (talk about local!). Every day, our staff at Isaac’s Café puts … [Read more]

Mornings are Nice: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 9-13


I hope that the New Year finds each of you well and getting back into your routine.  Some years, that can be harder than others.  That is where I find myself this year, moving forward into 2017 with both anticipation and trepidation as we traverse into this not so perfect world with our need to have everything in order and making sense. One of … [Read more]

Frost Flowers Are Nature’s Winter Surprise


One of my favorite things about early winter is frost ribbons, or ice flowers. Frost ribbons are thin ribbons of ice that form at the base of White Wingstem and other flowers on cold nights when the sky is clear. They can range in height from 6 inches to 24 inches, and are usually more abundant in low-lying areas along streams and ditches. These … [Read more]

Delicious Traditions: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 19-23, 2016


All someone has to do is say the words, "black walnuts," and I am instantly transported to my childhood kitchen. I see myself sitting at the table with my dad, shelling these earthy, stubborn, flavor capsules that my mother would transform into the most delectable of holiday treats, like black walnut divinity or her special fruitcake that was known … [Read more]

Double the Impact of Your Gift to Bernheim


  What a year 2016 turned out to be for Bernheim! In 2016, we had the highest attendance on record with over 250,000 guests visiting the forest and in April, over 1400 people helped us to break the world record for the most people hugging trees at the same time in the same place; Bernheim grew by 333 acres in 2016, going from 14,340 to … [Read more]