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TNPS Annual Conference

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

The TNPS 2023 Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Festival Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. It will start with check-in and an opening reception beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday for early arrivals, continuing into a leisurely opening reception at […]

Field Trip: Cumberland Trail, Peavine Road to Devil’s Breakfast Table

Peavine Road portion of Cumberland Trail Crab Orchard, TN

Description: This is sponsored by TNPS and TCWP. We will start at Peavine Rd. and hike along Daddy’s Creek staying mostly up on the bluffs. At the halfway point the trail drops to the creek. We will eat lunch there. You will see many rock formations and a wide array of flowers along this section […]

Seminar: Rita Venable, Bumble Bees of TN and What They Do

Speaker Rita Venable is a writer, photographer, and speaker whose much-loved subject is nature, especially butterflies. She is author of Butterflies of Tennessee (2014, Maywood Publishing). Rita has published numerous articles and photographs in literary publications, newspapers, and magazines including American Butterflies, American Gardener, Backpacker, Discover the Outdoors, and National Wildlife Online.  She has won […]

Conservation Days

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

Conservation Days at Wilderness Station in Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro is a free event. Come learn about Central Basin ecology, take part in naturalist-led hikes and hands-on activities, hear first-hand from natural resource professionals about the work that they do, explore local environmental issues, shop for native plants for your garden, and discover citizen […]

Native Plant Sale

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Road S, Nashville, Tennessee

Wild Ones Middle Tennessee Chapter and Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary will hold their joint native plant sale in person on May 20 from 10 - 12:30 CDT at Owl's Hill. Online ordering for pickup on Friday, May 19, will be available during the week of May 8. Go to:

Field Trip: Center Hill Dam, Caney Fork River

Center Hill Dam, Caney Fork River Long Branch Recreation Area, DeKalb County, TN

Description: It has been about 15 years since TNPS visited the rich hillsides along the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam in DeKalb County, TN. Since then the Corp of Engineers has completed 3 major construction projects to stabilize the dam and eliminate safety hazards from water leakage and erosion. I hope the 12 […]

Native Plant Sale

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

Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Wilson County Master Gardeners will host a native plant sale in Assembly Hall at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park from 10-3 CDT. Entrance is free. Also check out the native plant gardens behind the Nature Center and walk some of the trails in the park to […]

Field Trip: Oak Ridge Greenway (Paved Section)

Oak Ridge Greenway 299 Old Edgemoor Road, Oak Ridge, TN

Description: This is sponsored by TNPS and TCWP. We will emphasize tree and shrub identification along the paved greenway. Meeting Place: At the end of Old Edgemoor Rd. in Haw Ridge Park in Oak Ridge at 9:00 AM EDT (36.01034, -84.16753). Near the former Life Development Center (299 Old Edgemoor Rd. Oak Ridge).Difficulty: This should […]

Field Trip: Ketona Glades

Ketona Glades Hampton Inn, Calera, AL

Description: Discovered in 1992 by Jim Allison while surveying the Cahaba River for Sedum neviusii, these glades are home to over 60 rare plants, 8 of which are endemic. The glades are comprised of dolomite with high levels of magnesium, an element usually toxic to plants. The soil formed from this rock has induced adaptations […]

Shelby Bottoms Nature Talk

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson Street, Nashville, TN

The Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation. The Nature Center is a place where people can enjoy learning about our natural and urban landscape, the flora and fauna that call it home, the cultural history of the area, and the many […]