Monthly Archives: August 2016

Wildfire training at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (August 24th, 2016)
August 24th, 2016 S-130 Wildfire Class at Radnor Lake. Pix by S. Ward

On August 24th, State Park Rangers across from across the State of Tennessee participated in a wildfire training at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  Thanks to our partners at Tennessee Division of Forestry, rangers were able to participate in a S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Wildland Fire Behavior certification. This training provided instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and how to recognize potentially

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Great Egrets at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (August 26th, 2016)
Great Egret Pix by S.Ward Aug. 25th, 2016

Over the past week, park rangers have been conducted spotting scope programs for park visitors along Otter Creek Road due to the arrival of two Great Egrets.  These shallow wading birds are only seen at Radnor Lake 1-2 times a year. Much like the bald eagle sightings on the lake, these unique wildlife opportunities only 6 miles from the state capitol highlight the importance of protecting natural areas such as Radnor Lake which provides wildlife

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Otters at Radnor Lake
Otter Pix by Bob Belser Radnor Lake Lagoon August 2016

Picture above by Bob Belser   Over the past few months, sightings of River Otters has increased at the natural area with the ranger staff and park visitors seeing otters on a regular basis either while hiking along Otter Creek Road, the Lake Trail or on an interpretive canoe float led by the park ranger staff.   River Otter sightings along with Bald Eagle sightings at Radnor Lake, located 6 miles from downtown Nashville is a perfect

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Radnor Lake Bald Eagle Spotting Scope Program on August 6th, 2016
Bald Eagle Pix by Bob Belser

Picture Above by Bob Belser   During the past week, a mature bald eagle has been hanging out at Radnor Lake.  For 3 hours on Saturday, August 6th spotting scope programs were conducted by Ranger Paul Schauer for park visitors along Otter Creek Road. Over 300 visitors got to see this mature bald eagle on the lake on Saturday through the spotting scope on Otter Creek Road. During the upcoming week, the park ranger staff will be conducting spotting

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