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Spring Bird Identification Classes at Radnor Lake

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

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

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

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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Birds of Prey Training at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Center

On February 21st and 22nd, 2017 the Radnor Lake Staff participated in two days of birds of prey training by our partners at Wings to Soar.   This training was conducted by Dale Kernahan and John Stokes with the non-profit organization, Wings to Soar who have worked with the ranger staff at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center at Radnor Lake over the past 2 1/2 years.   Wings to Soar is a non-profit organization that cares for

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Native Grass Restoration Initiative at Radnor Lake State Natural Area 2017

On February 10th, Tennessee Division of Natural Areas Director Roger McCoy, Dr. D. Estes of APSU, and Friends of Radnor Lake Board Member Greer Tidwell  met with park management at Radnor Lake to discuss the best ecological management of former pastures and powerline corridors that are within the natural area.   Some options include using native grasses and forbs to increase plant and wildlife diversity on the natural area. All of which are

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Weed Wrangle at Radnor Lake on Saturday, March 4th

Come help park staff remove invasive-exotic plants at Radnor Lake on Saturday, March 4th.  Volunteers are asked to meet at the Walter Criley Visitor Center in the West Lot off of Granny White Pike at 8am.  All tools, gloves, and bottled water are provided by Friends of Radnor Lake.  Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather.  Work can be strenuous and is scheduled to end at noon.

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Brentwood Academy Volunteers at Radnor Lake

Students and faculty from Brentwood Academy came to Radnor Lake on Monday, January 30th to help the park staff work on trail projects on the Lake Trail and Historic Valve House Trail.      Over 75 students and faculty worked with Ranger Will Peters on spreading mulch along sections of the Lake Trail with wheelbarrows from the West Parking Area.  Mulch for the trail work was provided with assistance from Clean Earth as part of our Trees

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January 28th, 2017 Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake

On Saturday, January 28th over 35 volunteers came to Radnor Lake to work with the park staff on two projects:   1.  Volunteers assisted Ranger Dustin Crowell on the Lake Trail installing Christmas Tree Mulch with wheelbarrows from our Trees to Trails Program.   2.  Ranger Will Peters worked with volunteers on the South Cove Trail, removing invasive-exotic bush honeysuckle as part of a continued effort since Weed Wrangle 2016 to remove

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New Year’s Day Hikes at Radnor Lake

Pictured Above:  9am New Year's Day Hike.  Picture by Dustin Crowell   Park Rangers Dustin Crowell and Will Peters conducted two New Year's Day hikes at Radnor Lake with a total of 29 visitors. [caption id="attachment_6591" align="alignnone" width="300"] 1pm New Year's Day Hike. Picture by Will Peters[/caption]

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