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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 […]

Seminar: Dennis Whigham, Native Orchids in TN–Ecology & Conservation Needs

Speaker The ecology of plants has been Dennis Whigham’s primary interest and his research has resulted in journeys through forests, fields and wetlands around the world.  Explorations have lead to studies of woodland herbs – including orchids, vines, wetland species, invasive species and studies of forests in the tropics, temperate and boreal zones.  In recent […]

Seminar: Nathan Fields, Plant for a Change: Cultivating Native Habitats & Nurturing Greener Communities Alongside People With & Without Disabilities

Speaker July's monthly online seminar speaker is Nathan Fields, CEO of "Plant for Change," which is "Tennessee’s first for-profit plant business co-owned and co-managed alongside individuals with and without intellectual disabilities," dedicated to "cultivate native habitats and sustain greener neighborhoods." The "Plant for a Change" website is: https://www.plantforachange.com/ Seminar Seminars are held via Zoom on […]

Seminar: Sam King, Removing Invasive Plants

Speaker Sam King is currently President of the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council and a stewardship ecologist with the Division of Natural Areas in the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. His work involves a variety of natural resource management projects (including invasive plant management, native plant restoration, and rare species protection) within the natural areas of […]

Field Trip: Big South Fork

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Jamestown, TN

Description: This is sponsored by TNPS and TCWP. We will visit a powerline for goldenrods, asters, and a striped gentian and then walk Middle Creek Loop, a scenic area with rockhouse endemic species, Cumberland sandwort and rockhouse white snakeroot. Meeting Places/Times:1. Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books-A-Million parking lot (meet at the end close to […]

Event: Rock the Ridge

Walden's Ridge Civic League will "Rock the Ridge" from 9-3 CDT on September 16. TNPS will have a table at this event where books and memberships may be purchased.