Come learn about local wildlife habitats and backyard habitat improvement projects you can do yourself. Discover citizen science projects and volunteer opportunities in and around Murfreesboro. Meet representatives from organizations working on habitat issues.
Hikes, activities, and information geared towards ages 10 and up.
Take a hike with an expert and learn about the plants and animals in several different local ecosystems. In addition to these Friday hikes, there are several on Saturday. Check out these and other Saturday activities, below!
With Tennessee Ornithological Society - Nashville Chapter and Emily Moorman, Outdoor Murfreesboro
Start the day off with a bird identification hike on the Barfield Park back country trail. Meet at the Wilderness Station. map
Constructing a Rain Garden - Demonstration
Lee Ann Faust, Sumner County UT Cooperative Extension Agent.
Hike the trail through the woods behind the Wilderness Station and learn about the various animals, plants, and habitat types that are found there.
Planting natives in your garden - proper planting and placement - Demonstration/Workshop
Rutherford County Master Gardeners
Learn how to get native plants off to a good start in your yard in this hands-on demonstration in our Native Garden.
iNaturalist - Citizen Science in Your Pocket - Demonstration and Hike
Eric Fann, Outdoor Murfreesboro
Meet in the Wilderness Station retreat room.
Pre-register on-site Saturday afternoon: Only 12 spots available. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Wilderness Station.