Upcoming Events

Natural Areas Week

Tennessee Division of Natural Areas Spring Celebration 2019 will commence April 6 and continue through April 14. The division’s experienced event leaders will be leading outings at designated State Natural Areas across Tennessee, from the swamps of Ghost River, through the depths of Lost Creek, across the cedar glades of the Nashville Basin, and along the blooming hillsides of Taylor Hollow, there is an event for everyone. Many of these outings are free to the public but do require a reservation. Please join the staff of Tennessee Division of Natural Areas and our partners, as we explore, explain and celebrate the wonder of our Tennessee State Natural Areas during the 2019 Natural Areas Spring Celebration. Spring is a great time to get outside.

Division of Natural Areas

NATURAL AREAS WEEK WILDFLOWER WALK AT LOST CREEK SNA

Join State Parks, Stuart Carroll and DNA's Stephanie Williams & Caitlin Elam to discover spring wildflowers along the Rylander Cascade trail.

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SHORT SPRINGS - HIKE ‘EM ALL (SOLD OUT)

View waterfalls and excellent spring ephemeral wildflowers

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WILDFLOWER WALK UP RICHLAND CREEK

Early spring wildflowers at Laurel-Snow State Natural Area

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Rock Island State Park

BONE CAVE SNA HIKE

Celebrate Natural Areas Week with a hike at Bone Cave State Natural Area. We will be hiking to the cave entrance, but will not enter it.

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BIG CYPRESS TREE STATE PARK SPRING WALK

We will walk the trail down to the end of the boardwalk. If conditions are good, we may continue to the Obion River.

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CHEEKS BEND BLUFF AND HOWARD BRIDGE GLADE HIKE

Come enjoy a spring hike at the Duck River Complex State Natural Area. We will hike on two portions of the 2,135-acre natural area complex.

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WILDFLOWERS OF SOAK CREEK STATE SCENIC RIVER

Enjoy this easy hike up the level (but somewhat rocky) Soak Creek section of Piney Falls State Natural Area.

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Big Cypress Tree State Park

NATURAL AREAS CELEBRATION! TRAIL AND BOARDWALK HIKE

Enjoy a family-friendly walk along the boardwalk and through the wetlands with Park Manager McCall and West TN Stewardship Ecologist Allan Trently.

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COLLINS GULF WILDFLOWER FORAY

Collins Gulf, within Savage Gulf SNA, is a great place to search for wildflowers, especially this time of year.

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MEEMAN MEANDER

You will need to bring water, bugspray, and a pair of comfortable sneakers/hiking shoes!

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WALLS OF JERICHO HIKE

On the Southern Cumberland Plateau, a huge carved bowl of limestone rests along the bluffs in the Turkey Creek gorge.

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WASHMORGAN HOLLOW GORGE SCRAMBLE

Visit one of the most overlooked and unassuming outposts of the State Natural Areas system, Washmorgan Hollow.

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AFTERNOON TAYLOR HOLLOW SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK (SOLD OUT)

State Natural Areas Spring Celebration guided tour of Taylor Hollow

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HIKE TO THE WINDOW CLIFFS

Enjoy the Natural Areas Spring Celebration at one of the newest and most stunning natural areas, Window Cliffs.

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STONES RIVER CEDAR GLADES AND BARRENS, WALK AND TALK

Tennessee natural heritage, rare plants, national history, and exceptional resource management all meet here at Stones River National Battlefield

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TAYLOR HOLLOW SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK (SOLD OUT)

Learn how to distinguish between different species, and discuss the environmental variables that influence forest species composition.

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NIGHT WALK INTO THE SWAMP

The bottomland forests and swamps are alive at night at William B. Clark State Natural Area.

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SAVAGE GULF TRAIL REPAIR

Day of trail repair and maintenance on the Savage Day Loop Trail at Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

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COUCHVILLE HIKE

Discover rare endemics of Couchville Cedar Glade with ecologist Brian Bowen.

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EARLY SPRING WILDFLOWER HIKE

Natural areas celebration hike at Rugby State Natural Area

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TAYLOR HOLLOW SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK (SOLD OUT)

As a finale to our State Natural Areas Spring Celebration, we’ve added another opportunity for a guided tour of Taylor Hollow.

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