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Seminar: “Restoration Gone Wild” with Deborah Rosenthal

Deborah Rosenthal shows how she moved from a small butterfly garden to a 22-acre restoration in 3 years and the additional restoration projects she has tackled in the ensuing years. Bio: Deborah Rosenthal is a retired Appellate Court Attorney from Los Angeles. She and her husband moved to White Bluff, Tennessee, in 2017 and quickly […]

Field Trip: Devil’s Breakfast Table Scour Prairies, Morgan County

Description: This is sponsored by TNPS and TCWP. We will explore the Devil’s Breakfast Table Area including a short bushwhack to a small prairie area that is kept open by erosion during flood events. We will spend more time on other places in the same general area if the prairie is flooded. This is a […]

Field Trip: Carver’s Gap to Grassy Ridge on the Roan Highlands, TN/NC

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this field trip! Description: We will start at the Carver’s Gap parking lot and proceed on the trail through spruce-fir forests for about 0.6 mile to Round Ball with its grassy landscape and excellent 360 degree views of surrounding peaks. Round Bald crests at 5826’. From there we […]

Seminar: Thirty of the Best Under-used Native Plants by John Manion

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this seminar! John Manion, though born in Georgia, spent his youth growing up in rural upstate NY where he was one of five children raised by his father, a forester – and his mother, and avid gardener. He has lived in many places in the U.S. and abroad, […]

Field Trip: Moonshiners Run (change due to road closure)

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this fieldtrip! Description: Moonshiners Run is a two-mile loop trail within the park with many wildflowers. This trail mostly follows the Doe River from the southwestern Turkey Trot trailhead. The trail is wide and level in sections but narrows to a more technical single-track in the last mile. The […]

Field Trip: Guided Walk at the Miller Farmstead

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this field trip! Description: Before Roan Mountain State Park was established, the lands that now comprise the park were populated by communities of subsistence farmers. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Ripshin Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for over 90 years. The […]

Seminar: No Place Like the Roan -50 Years of Ensuring a Highland Legacy with Marquette Crockett

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this seminar! Marquette Crockett has over 15 years of wildlife management experience. As Director of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, a position she has held since 2014, she is the primary steward of nearly 10000 acres of protected lands in the Highlands of Roan. She also coordinates multi-agency […]

Field Trip: Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge (change due to road closure)

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this field trip! Yes, this is a rerun of Saturday's popular trip. Some folks can't get enough of these incredible views and the beautiful Catawba rhododendron, Flame azalea, Mountain ash, Green alders, and many other native wildflowers. Description: We will start at the Carver’s Gap parking lot and […]

Event: Jackson Square Lavender Festival

Jackson Square Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN

Enjoy a celebration of health, herbs, local food and the environment in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge on the third weekend in June. This year the main event is Saturday, June 17, 2023, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. TNPS will again have a table display where wildflower books and memberships can be purchased. Handicapped parking is […]