Monthly Archives: November 2014

After Thanksgiving Harris Ridge Hike (November 28th, 2014)
Harris Ridge First Hike on November 28th, 2014. Pix by Steve Ward (5)

  In addition to the hike offered today, the park ranger staff at Radnor Lake will be offering 8 days of hikes to Harris Ridge at the end of December. Information for each of these hikes will be listed on the December Program Schedule at radnorlake.org or at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/radnor-lake.   [caption id="attachment_3886" align="alignnone" width="300"] Harris Ridge First Hike on November 28th, 2014. Pix by Steve Ward[/caption]

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December 2014 Program Schedule
Scenery Pix on Otter Creek Road November 8th 2014 by S.Ward

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 10:00 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full.  Please call 377-1281 to sign up.   Deaf or Hearing Impaired Visitors please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our programs at Steve.Ward@tn.gov   Waterfowl Identification Programs   Waterfowl ID: Sunday, November 30th at 7am.  Join Ranger Sam King at the causeway

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November 22nd Volunteer Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nov. 22nd Vol. Trail Day. Pix by Leslie Anne Rawlings

On Saturday, November 22nd the park staff worked with 60+ volunteers on trail projects along the South Lake Trail and on invasive-exotic plant removal at the Hideaway Tract.  Volunteers worked with Ranger Leslie Anne Rawlings installing mulch along the South Lake Trail by wheelbarrow.   SIR Will Peters and Ranger Sam King worked with volunteers removing invasive-exotic bush honeysuckle on the hideaway tract as part of our efforts to remove

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Rangers Sam King, Ranger Jesse Germeraad and SIR Will Peters complet Certified Interpretive Guide( CIG) Certification
CIG Class for Nov. 2014.  Pix by Steve Ward

  Ranger Sam King, Ranger Jesse Germeraad and SIR Will Peters completed a 32- hour course this week for the completion of their Certified Interpretive Guide Certification.    This class was offered to Tennessee State Park Rangers and Managers on Monday November 17 through Thursday November 20, 2014.  The course was led by Dr. Philip Smart from the University of Tennessee at Martin and Jeff Wells, Director of Interpretive Programming

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Whitetail Deer on the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (November 2014)
November Pix by Steve Ward 2014 119

With fall colors having peaked last week, it is a great time for wildlife observation at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. The park ranger staff will be set up with spotting scopes daily along Otter Creek Road and the Lake Trail highlighting wildlife such as these two whitetail bucks along the trails for park visitors. [caption id="attachment_3854" align="alignnone" width="300"] Pix by Steve Ward. Nov. 20th, 2014 on Lake Trail at Radnor Lake SNA[/caption]

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Middle Tennessee Cultural Geography Summit at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Pix by Steve Ward Nov 15th, 2014

  Saturday November 15, 2014 Radnor Lake State Natural Area and Friends of Radnor Lake were host to regional geographers from K-12, community colleges and MTSU.  The meeting dealt with topics such as changing geography curriculum, Tennessee Promise and the state of geography within the greater Nashville metro.  After lunch, which was provided by the FORL, the group hiked the new Historic Valve House Trail to see contributions MTSU geography

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Harding Academy Volunteer Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Harding Academy Volunteers. Picture by Ranger Sam King Nov. 7th, 2014

Harding Academy came to Radnor Lake on November 7th to work with Ranger Sam King mulching on the Lake Trail. These volunteers worked long hours hauling recycled mulch in wheelbarrows and installing it along the trail which helps reduce sedimentation run-off (water quality), creates a more defined trail, protects adjoining plant life and creates a better hiking experience for park visitors. Harding Academy community service program initially began

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VMware Volunteers at Radnor Lake
Photo by Ryan Starck on Nov. 7th, 2014

Friday, November 7th volunteers from VMware came to Radnor Lake State Natural Area to work with the park ranger staff on the South Lake Trail. These volunteers worked long hours hauling recycled mulch in wheelbarrows and installing it along the trail which helps reduce sedimentation run-off (water quality), creates a more defined trail, protects adjoining plant life and creates a better hiking experience for park visitors.   VMware is a datacenter

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Fall Colors Peaking at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
November 8th Lake Scenery Pix by Steve Ward 2014

  Fall colors are peaking at Radnor Lake!  The ranger staff anticipates colors will peak thru Wednesday and visitation has been extremely high over the past week at the natural area. It is a great time to enjoy the natural area trails. [caption id="attachment_3801" align="alignnone" width="300"] Scenery Pix on Otter Creek Road November 8th 2014 by S.Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3799" align="alignnone" width="300"] November Pix by

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Harris Ridge Hikes at Radnor Lake 2014
Harris Ridge Hike Nov. 2014. Pix by Ranger Sam King

The park ranger staff at Radnor Lake State Natural Area has been conducting off-trail Harris Ridge Hikes over the past two weeks.   These ranger led off-trail hikes are being done to highlight one of the park's newest ridgetops that was acquired in 2011 in a partnership between the State of Tennessee and Friends of Radnor Lake.     More of these hikes are being offered periodically through the remainder of 2014 and will culminate with a New

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