Unique Trillium in the Last Days of Spring

Randy Hedgepath | April 27, 2016 | State Naturalist | Permalink

Mayapple and twisted trillium are highlights of the late spring ephemeral wildflower season.

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Hotspots for Spring Wildflowers

Randy Hedgepath | April 12, 2016 | State Naturalist | Permalink

Spring flowers are in full display in many of our parks and natural areas this month. Here are a few of my favorite places to enjoy them:

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Improvements to Park Honor Anniversary of Great War

Tennessee State Parks | April 12, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks leaders, along with many community members, recently honored the anniversary of World War I at Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park. Attendees included members of Sergeant York’s family, who participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce recent building improvements at the Park.

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Tennessee State Parks to Offer Volunteer Events on TN Promise Saturday

Tennessee State Parks | April 8, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours for TN Promise Saturday on April 16.

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Purple Phacelia

Randy Hedgepath | April 8, 2016 | State Naturalist | Permalink

 Set against a backdrop of spring green leaves and budding trees, purple phacelia can be found growing singularly or in waves of purple. This spring ephemeral doesn't disappoint. 

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