Monthly Archives: November 2015

Radnor Lake Volunteer Trail Day (November 28th, 20115)
November 28th, 2015 Vol. Day at Radnor Lake. Pix by Dustin Crowell

On Saturday, November 28th over 50 volunteers came out to Radnor Lake to work with the ranger staff on trail projects on the Lake Trail and on the Flighted Eagle Aviary at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center. Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out after Thanksgiving to help us complete these projects as we close out 2015! We would like to thank the following for supporting our volunteer efforts in 2015: Friends of Radnor Lake provided

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After Thanksgiving Hikes (November 27, 2015)
November 27th, 2015 First Hike at Radnor Lake State Natural Area 2pm Sunset Hike. Pix by Steve Ward (1)

As part of the Tennessee State Parks After Thanksgiving Hike Initiative, Radnor Lake offered two hikes on Friday, November 27, 2015.  15 park visitors attended the first hike. It was a 2 1/2 hour hike Friday morning at 10am to Harris Ridge (#1) led by Park Ranger Dustin Crowell.  Acquired in 2011, this ridgetop is one of the park’s newest ridgetops along the southern boundary of Radnor Lake State Natural Area. 32 park visitors attended the second

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2nd Annual Middle Tennessee Geography Summit at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
2nd Annual Geography Conference at Radnor Lake SNA on Nov. 21st, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

On Saturday November 21st , local geographers from Nashville area universities and high schools met at Radnor Lake State Park for the 2nd annual Middle Tennessee Geography Summit.  In attendance were Dr. Deborah Miller-Toothaker (Columbia State), Keith Bell (Volunteer State), Lisa Mayo (Motlow State), Rene Bataille (Nashville State), Dr. Doug Heffington (MTSU), Kristi Nueroth (Ravenwood High School), Adrian Bahan (Hillsboro High School) and Dr.

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Radnor Announces Plan for 52-acre Expansion

by Holly Meyer,, 11/13/2015 Fifty-two acres of undeveloped ridgetop property will be added to the Radnor Lake State Natural Area, creating future opportunities for new trails and additional parking. The land owned by the Harris family abuts with Franklin Pike and can be seen from Interstate 65, said Steve Ward, Radnor Lake park manager. The state and park leaders announced the $3.2 million acquisition plans during a Friday

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New Radnor Lake Observation Deck
Lake Trail Observation Deck First Waterfowl ID Programs by Ranger Staff on Nov. 14th, 2015. Pix by S. Ward

On Saturday, November 14th at 10am the first waterfowl identification program was conducted by the Radnor Lake Ranger Staff for park visitors on the Lake Trail. Completed on November 13th, this new platform will provide an excellent area for wildlife observation and ranger led interpretive spotting scope programs for park visitors. During the first spotting scope program today, park visitors were fortunate enough to see an American Bald Eagle, numerous

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New Year’s Eve Hikes

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 9:30 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full. Please call 373-3467 to sign up. Deaf or Hearing Impaired Visitors please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our programs at First Hike Series: New Year’s Eve Hike to Harris Ridge Phase #2 at Radnor Lake State Natural Area 14th Annual New Year’s Eve Hike

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Friends of Radnor Lake and Chestnut Art Show (November 6th, 2015)
Art Show Pix Nov. 6th, 2015 by S. Ward

Thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake and The Chestnut Group for having this event which raises funds to support Radnor Lake State Natural Area. [caption id="attachment_4867" align="alignnone" width="300"] Art Show Pix Nov. 6th, 2015 by S. Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4866" align="alignnone" width="300"] Art Show Pix Nov. 6th, 2015 by S. Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4862" align="alignnone" width="225"] Art Show Pix Nov. 6th, 2015 by

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