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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: https://middletennessee.wildones.org/events/?wo_event_id=4985

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 […]

Jackson Square Lavender Festival

Jackson Square Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN

There’s so much to do and see the weekend of Lavender Festival! 150 Artisans, Live Music, Children’s Art Workshop, Cooking Demonstrations and Presentations, the Herb Lunch, Nine Lakes Wine Tasting, a Tour of Gardens, and more. The Oak Ridge Farmers Market will be nearby in the Blankenship Field Parking Lot for June 17. Lavender Festival […]

Field Trip: Andrews Bald

Newfound Gap Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

Description: This is a joint outing for TNPS and TCWP. I am hoping to catch many azaleas in bloom. We will see interesting high elevation plants such as southern bush honeysuckle and southern mountain cranberry. To park at the trailhead will require a parking pass. Five dollars for the day and $40 for the year. […]

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center Walk

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 […]