It is spring ephemeral season. That time of the year when wildflowers rush to grow, bloom and store energy for another year. These plants start growing as soon as the days get long enough and the soil temperature is warm enough.
Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on Saturday, March 21. The Spring Hikes will be offered at each of the 56 state parks.
While the Cherokee tribe once dominated much of what is now Tennessee, and likely gave the river and the state their names, by the early 1800s their nation had withdrawn to a core area in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia. With more population in Georgia by this time, their social, religious, and political gathering places where primarily within Georgia.