Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 25th Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
October Volunteer Day 2014 by Ranger Sam King

On Saturday, October 25th the park staff worked with 40 volunteers on trail projects along the South Lake and South Cove Trails.  Volunteers worked with Ranger Sam King and SIR Will Peters installing mulch along these trails by wheelbarrow. Volunteers included REI staff, Hands on Nashville and Friends of Radnor Lake. Friends of Radnor Lake provided bottled water and lunch for all the volunteers.   [caption id="attachment_3660" align="alignnone"

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Fall 2014
Nissan Volunteers at Radnor Lake October 24th, 2014
Pix by Dustin Crowell

Volunteers from Nissan came to Radnor Lake on October 24th to help out the ranger staff work on trail projects along the Lake Trail and Ganier Ridge Trail. Friends of Radnor Lake provided bottled water and lunch for the volunteers and ranger staff. Special thanks to these volunteers from Nissan for spending the day with the ranger staff and for helping us improve our trail system at Radnor Lake! [caption id="attachment_3647" align="alignnone" width="300"]

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Harris Ridge Hikes at Radnor Lake SNA
Harris Ridge Hike 2010. Pix by Steve Ward

Radnor Lake State Natural Area will be kicking off our Harris Ridge Hikes on Monday, October 27th with 8 hikes being offered by the ranger staff over the next 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. See the view from the top of this 37 acre ridgetop and learn about the historical

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Bald Eagle Sightings and Ranger Spotting Scope Programs at Radnor Lake
Pix by Steve Ward October 2014

Friday morning, visitors lined up with binoculars and cameras to catch a glimpse of a mature bald eagle at Radnor Lake. It was the 9th day that visitors have been able to see our newest visitor to the natural area. The eagle has not been seen since Friday, the October 17th but park ranger staff at Radnor Lake will be conducting impromptu and scheduled spotting scope programs throughout the fall. [caption id="attachment_3620" align="alignnone" width="300"]

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Tennessee Ornithological Society (T.O.S.) Bird Walks Wrap Up for Fall 2014
Great Blue Heron Pix by Steve Ward October 2014

  The Tennessee Ornithological Society (T.O.S.) wrapped up its Fall 2014 Wednesday Bird Walks at Radnor Lake State Natural Area yesterday (October 15th, 2014). Members of T.O.S. led a total of 6 hikes at Radnor Lake on Wednesday mornings for park visitors this Fall.    Birding counts for each of the Fall Walks  by T.O.S. at Radnor Lake State Natural Area is available at   Special thanks

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Bald Eagle Hanging Around at Radnor Lake
Pix by Bob Belser 2014

Over the past week, a mature bald eagle has been seen almost daily at Radnor Lake by the park ranger staff and park visitors.  Most of the time, it has been seen perched along the main point on the lake on the northern banks of the lake.  To highlight this event, the park ranger staff at Radnor Lake will be setting up spotting scopes periodically this week to highlight this for our park visitors along Otter Creek Road.  Daily park visitor Bob

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Moonlight Painting at Radnor Lake
Moonlight Painting at Radnor Lake on October 8th, 2014. Pix by Steve Ward

Painters from the Nashville area Chestnut Group, an organization of plein air (outdoor) painters, spent the early evening at Radnor Lake last Wednesday night painting the full moon.  It was a perfect evening for the painters.  The moonrise was stunning and the weather could not have been more perfect. Chestnut painters, whose mission is to help protect and preserve our beautiful landscapes, will be out with their gear painting around the Lake over

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S-212 Wildland Fire S-212 Training at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
S-212 Wildfire Chainsaw Class at Radnor Lake October 8th 2014. Pix by Steve Ward

  Mike Huddleston instructed a 3 day course at Radnor Lake State Natural Area for Tennessee DIvision of Forestry Field Staff and Tennessee State Park Rangers on October 7th, 8th and 9th. This was a national NWCG course used by Federal and State Agencies for unplanned but expected incidents like storms, wildfifres, or planned  management practices in this case controlling invasive and exotic-invasive vegetation that are not really "natural"

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Fall Program Schedule 2014

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 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   History of Radnor Lake   Sunday, October 19th at 3pm.  Join Ranger Sam King for a program on the history of Radnor Lake. 

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