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Event & Plant Sale: Trails & Trilliums

Beersheba Springs Assembly 58 Hedge Avenue, Beersheba Springs, Tennessee

Welcome to the 20th Annual Trails & Trilliums! April 19-21, 2024 at Beersheba Springs, TN Trails & Trilliums​ is a weekend-long naturalist rally, put on by the Friends of South Cumberland State Parks. Headquartered at the Beersheba Springs Assembly in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, the festival offers a slate of guided hikes and nature-themed presentations and workshops. A native plant […]

Field Trip: Head of Sequatchie, Cumberland County

Description: This is a joint outing for TNPS and TCWP. We will do an out and back hike up a mountain on a new section of the Cumberland Trail. This is a good hike for spring wildflowers. We will start at the new headquarters for the Cumberland Trail. Meeting Places/Times:  1. Shell Station on the […]

Field Trip: Stillhouse Hollow SNA, Maury County

Description:  We will visit the newest addition to the natural area, where a second, smaller waterfall occurs and there are different plants located here compared to the original parcel of the natural area.  Of course we won’t ignore the first part, but we will need to move fairly quickly through it to get to the […]

Event: Nashville Earth Day

Nashville Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Centennial Park Bandshell. This free family event brings the Nashville community together to celebrate our planet, inspire positive environmental change, and support sustainable small businesses & nonprofits. Nashville Earth Day will feature engaging & educational activities […]

Field Trip: Oak Ridge Greenway, Anderson County

Description: This is sponsored by TNPS and TCWP. We will see late spring wildflowers and do some tree and shrub identification along the paved greenway. Meeting Place/Time:  At the end of Old Edgemore Rd. in Haw Ridge Park (36.01034, -84.16753) at 9:00 AM Eastern. Difficulty: This should work for those with limited walking ability. Wheelchairs […]

Event: Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg, TN

The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is an annual nonprofit event that features professionally-guided walks, exhibits, and other learning opportunities to explore the region's rich natural and cultural resources. Pilgrims from more than 40 states and several countries make the pilgrimage each year to learn more about fungi, ferns, wildflowers, […]

Event: Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Festival

Cedars of Lebanon State Park 238 Cedar Forest Rd, Lebanon, TN, United States

Please join us in 2024 for the Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival, the evening of May 3 and  all day May 4, 2024 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Events will take place outside, weather permitting. Keep in mind extreme weather or excessive rain will cancel most outdoor activities. Limestone cedar glades are globally […]

Field Trip: Skymont Scout Reservation Orchids, Grundy County

Description:  Skymont is a sprawling property with many different habitats, including wet fen-like areas where we hope to find Loesel’s twayblade (Liparis loeselii), a very rare and declining species in Tennessee.  We also hope to see a second Liparis species, lily-leaved twayblade (Liparis liliifolia), in nearby woodlands as well as numerous pink lady’s slippers (Cypripedium […]

Event & Plant Sale: Conservation in Action Expo, Murfreesboro

Wilderness Station, Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro, TN 401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro, TN

Conservation Expo activities are led by naturalists, professional natural resource managers, and other knowledgeable folks who will share their expertise with you. Check out the native plant sale, exhibits by natural resource organizations, presentations, hands-on workshops, and naturalist-led hikes. Or enjoy self-guided hikes, the Wilderness Station Nature Center & Gift Shop, and the Nature Play […]

Field Trip: Big Soddy Creek Gulf Park, Hamilton County

Description: The site is a mountain cove with much natural beauty due to its varied botanical environments including stream beds, waterfalls, mountain woodlands and high rock faces.  The initial portion of the trip is an entrance trail that follows an old railroad bed along Soddy Creek for 1.1 miles.  It is wide and practically flat.  […]