Monthly Archives: March 2017

Junior Ranger Intern Program 2017
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Our much anticipated Junior Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake will be held again this summer for youth ages 12-18 years old.  This program creates an opportunity for participants to work with state park rangers on trail projects at Radnor Lake, increase their exposure to environmental education programs and gain an insight into natural resource protection. This is a labor intensive collaborative effort between the Friends of Radnor Lake, the

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Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake (March 25th, 2017)
South Cove Trail Exotic Plant Removal March 25th, 2017. Pix by Matthew Bowling

Pictured Above:  South Cove Trail Exotic Plant Removal March 25th, 2017.  Picture by Matthew Bowling   Over 100 volunteers came to Radnor Lake to work with the park ranger staff on trail projects and removing invasive-exotic plants.  Volunteers worked with Ranger Matthew Bowling on the South Cove Trail pulling invasive-exotic bush honeysuckle along the ridgetop.   Ranger Paul Schauer worked with volunteers mulching the Lake Trail via

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Spring Bird Identification Classes at Radnor Lake
Northern Cardinal by Don Horne

Spring Birdsong Workshop:  April 12, 19, 26 & May 3   Introduction to Tenn. Birds:  May 10, 17, 24 & 31   This spring Richard Connors will be offering two bird identification classes at Radnor Lake S.N.A.   The first class is a spring birdsong workshop. This class is designed for those who have had a beginning class, or already have some basic knowledge of our birds. Emphasis will be on bird identification by song as well

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March 11th, 2017 Snow at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
March 11th, 2017 Snow Pix at RLSNA by Steve Ward

Radnor Lake State Natural Area received over two inches of snow on Saturday, March 11th.  Pictures below were taken from our Lake Trail. [caption id="attachment_6701" align="alignnone" width="300"] March 11th, 2017 Snow Pix at RLSNA by Steve Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6700" align="alignnone" width="300"] March 11th, 2017 Snow Pix at RLSNA by Steve Ward[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6699" align="alignnone" width="300"] March 11th,

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Radnor Lake State Natural Area Weed Wrangle on March 4th, 2017
Radnor Lake Weed Wrangle March 4th, 2017 by Ranger Will Peters (2)

30 volunteers came to Radnor Lake on March 4th to assist Ranger Will Peters and seasonal staff remove invasive-exotic plants along the South Cove Trail as part of Weed Wrangle on March 4th, 2017.  Volunteers worked to remove the primary invasive-exotic plant found at Radnor Lake (bush honeysuckle) along the ridgetop areas, piling pulled plants into piles for wildlife habitat and future management of this area by the Radnor Lake Ranger Staff.  

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Radnor Lake State Natural Area Presrcribed Burn on March 3rd, 2017
March 3rd, 2017 Prescribed Burn at Radnor Lake SNA. Pix by Steve Ward

Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, Tennessee Division of Natural Areas and Tennessee State Parks conducted a prescribed burn at Radnor Lake State Natural Area on Friday, March 3rd.   Thanks to this partnership, 15 acres of the Radnor Lake State Natural Area area in the Hall Farm were safely burned to help the park staff achieve it's resource management goal of restablishing this area back to native grasses which provides

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