BioBlitz – An Intense Field Study

by Joan Greene According to Wikipedia: A BioBlitz, also written without capitals as bioblitz, is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct the field study over a set period of time. On Saturday, September 12, 2020,

Welcome New TNP Chapters!

We are glad to welcome three new chapters to the Tennessee Naturalist Program Family!  Paris Landing State Park and the TN National Wildlife Refuge have partnered to create the 9th chapter to join us.  Classes will be held at both facilities starting this fall.  Discovery Park of America in Union City, in conjunction with UT

Support Ghost River SNA

There are several ongoing citizen science projects within the Ghost River State Natural Area including: -Willow-leaf Aster Surveys & Management:This endangered plant is currently know from only three west TN counties.  Identify the plant, search targeted areas, & assist in researching methods for population expansion. -King Rail Surveys:This elusive bird may be nesting in the

Wings of Winter Birding Festival

The Third Annual Wings of Winter Birding Festival, taking place January 24th-26th, 2020, is hosted by the Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge who partners with national and state agencies and organizations in the area. The Festival focuses on birds around the Kentucky and Barkley Lake area in western Tennessee and Kentucky. Dozens of volunteers

Fall 2019 River Talks Schedule

An education series held September-November, 2019, at the Cumberland River Center in downtown Nashville, featuring a variety of discussions which bring experts, artists, researchers, professionals, and characters of the river together to share their knowledge and expertise. All Events Free & Open to the Public SEPT 26TH @ 12PM – The importance of water quality

Hummingbird Banding Event

Springville, Tenn.– Hummingbird Banding Event, August 10th, 2019.  Have you been seeing lots of hummingbirds lately? This time of year the numbers usually swell due to the fact that the ones that have been here nesting have fledged their young, as well as the migrants that nested north of us are starting to come through