TN2 – Native Tree ID


  • July 6, 2022
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for an afternoon of tree identification and forest forensics.  The evening will begin with a brief indoor session to discuss and review tricks of the trade in tree identification and valuable reference materials that help develop tree ID skills.

TNP at Cedars of Lebanon


  • TNP at Cedars - Invertebrates
    July 9, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Cedars - Nocturnal Naturalist
    July 23, 2022
    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • TNP at Cedars - Mammals
    August 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Beginning March 26th, 2022 the Tennessee Naturalist Program core course will be offered at our Cedars of Lebanon Chapter. Cedars of Lebanon State Park is located in Wilson County south of Lebanon, TN. The park consists of approximately 3,600 acres, including two state natural areas, and sits adjacent to Cedars of Lebanon State Forest. Land in and around the park is known for its limestone cedar glades, a unique type of ecosystem adapted to thin (often nonexistent) soil typical of areas in the Central Basin.

TNP at Ijams Nature Center


  • Insects
    July 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Herpetology
    August 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Birds
    September 17, 2022
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mammals
    October 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Nocturnal Naturalists
    October 29, 2022
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Closing
    November 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since 2014 Ijams Nature Center has offered the Tennessee Naturalist Program core course, and we are happy to announce that registration for the 2022 season of TNP is now open! Classes begin on February, 19th 2022 and meet every month through November. Ijams can’t wait to host another successful season of TNP!

TNP at Owls Hill


  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Becoming a Naturalist
    August 18, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Becoming a Naturalist
    August 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Invertebrates
    September 15, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Invertebrates
    September 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Ecology & Geology
    October 6, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Ecology & Geology
    October 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Mammals
    October 27, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Mammals
    October 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Birds
    November 10, 2022
    7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Birds
    November 12, 2022
    7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Herps
    February 23, 2023
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Herps
    February 25, 2023
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Forests
    March 23, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Forests
    March 25, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Nocturnal Naturalist
    April 13, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Nocturnal Naturalist
    April 15, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Forbs, Ferns, Fungi
    April 20, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Forbs, Ferns, Fungi
    April 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session A - Living Waters
    May 11, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at Owls Hill Session B - Living Waters
    May 13, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is a 300-acre wildlife sanctuary in northwestern Williamson County, Tennessee. Fossil traces in Ordovician limestone and 300-year-old giant trees, vestiges of the great eastern deciduous forest that once covered Tennessee, are important collections on the site, as are pioneer trees and seasonal wildflowers. The ponds and wetlands provide valuable amphibian habitat, home to more than a dozen species. 125 species of birds have been recorded on site through population surveys performed by the National Audubon Society. Nearly all mammals native to Middle Tennessee are in residence at Owl’s Hill.

TNP at Murfreesboro Parks Chapter


  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Becoming a Naturalist
    September 1, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Geology/Ecology
    September 8, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Invertebrates
    September 22, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Mammals
    September 29, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Birds of TN (Class)
    October 6, 2022
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Birds of TN (Field)
    October 8, 2022
    7:30 am - 9:30 am
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Nocturnal Naturalist
    October 27, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Herps
    March 30, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Forbs, Ferns, Fungi
    April 6, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Forests
    April 20, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Living Waters
    April 27, 2023
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • TNP at Murfreesboro Parks - Final Gathering
    May 4, 2023
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Murfreesboro Parks Chapter at Barfield Crescent Park will begin on September 1, 2022. The 275-acre natural area has approximately 5 miles of hiking trails and 9 miles of mountain bike trails. Beginning from the Wilderness Station, the paved path cuts through a hardwood forest that rises above limestone outcrops. This eventually leads to the River Overlook and backcountry campground. Here the trail turns into a dirt path that skirts along the West Fork of the Stones River. Climbing higher towards the peak, there are limestone sinks and a long stone fence that is thought to be Civil War-era. The natural area here is a beautiful example of the Oak/Hickory forest and Karst topography that is so prevalent in Middle Tennessee.

TNP at South Cumberland


  • TNP at South Cumberland - Becoming a Naturalist
    September 10, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Forests
    September 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Herps
    October 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Nocturnal Naturalist (Astronomy)
    October 22, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Geology
    November 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Mammals
    February 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Nocturnal Naturalist (Noc. Animals)
    March 18, 2023
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Forns, Ferns, Fungi
    April 1, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Invertebrates
    April 15, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Living Waters
    April 22, 2023
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • TNP at South Cumberland - Birds
    May 6, 2023
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm

South Cumberland State Park is located within four different Tennessee counties: Grundy, Franklin, Marion and Sequatchie. The park is composed of approximately 30,845 acres in nine separate areas and boasts some of the best hiking and backcountry camping in the region.