Winter Walks in Tennessee

by Joan Greene “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” Yoko Ono There is something about the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the longest night, that marks the true beginning

Landscaping with Native Plants

Landscaping with Native Plants . . . In the spring many of us think about cleaning out flower beds and planting native plants that brighten our landscape and provide for Tennessee wildlife.

There is Nothing Common About Crows

by Joan Greene — Published 10.15.2020 — Tennessee Naturalist Program One early autumn a murder (flock) of crows took over the big oak tree next to my driveway out front. The scene was perfect, rich hues of fallen leaves covered the ground and an abundant crop of acorns lay scattered on the drive. That year