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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.  […]

Plant Sale: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Mothers Day Weekend Native Plant Sale at Woodlands Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, 3146 Silver Trail Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211. When: May 11-12, from 10 am to 4 pm All Plants are first come, first served; no reservations.

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 […]

Plant Sale: Owls Hill, Brentwood

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

Wild Ones Middle TN Chapter Native Plant Sale Saturday, May 18th, 2024 10:00 am to 11:00 am (Central Time) Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood, TN, 37027 Online ordering will be available from Tuesday, May 7, at Noon through Tuesday, May 14, at Noon with plant pickup on Friday, May 17, […]

Plant Sale: Cedars of Lebanon SP

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

Native Plant Sale Saturday, May 18, 2024 Cedars of Lebanon State Park at Assembly Hall Friends of Cedars of Lebanon and Master Gardeners of Wilson County hold this sale to promote the use of native plants in gardens, in public spaces, and on roadsides to support Tennessee ecosystems. To be held at Assembly Hall from […]

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 […]