Sunday, December 25, 2011

Bent Twig Loop, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest!

Yesterday, be it Christmas Eve, I ventured to Bernheim for a short hike. I needed some exercise and it's the one place I know I'll get out of the car and move the body to and fro. I ventured down a new trail as sort of a Christmas present from Isaac Bernheim to me, the Bent Twig Loop. I didn't do the whole loop, but most of it. Along the forest floor everywhere I looked were fungi, lichen and mold. I captured a few images which I'll share this week with you. I'd never seen such pronounced fungi in one small area. However, there were many, many downed trees on each side of this trail and a stream winded its way throughout the area. I'm thinking the downed trees are from the hurricane force winds we experienced in 2008 or the ice storm that followed the next February. Whatever the reason, come take a walk with me this Christmas Day. Ooops! You step into the woods and I'll get dressed to go to Christmas festivities for the day. I'll be back tomorrow with another view of my hike. Merry Christmas to all! ENJOY!


  1. I do wish I had been there to walk with you. Hunting season has kept me in the yard for the last couple of months.

    But, you have inspired me to go take a little walk.

  2. Hope you're having a wonderful and peaceful Christmas today!

  3. I'm a first time visitor to your blog. Very nice photos.