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697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

February 2017

Wild Things

February 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Welcome to the Wilderness! Introduce your child to the wonders of nature in this funfilled class designed just for them. Each week the adventure starts with unique songs and a discussion about the animal of the week. We reinforce each topic with a simple craft and a nature hike or fun activity. Join us each Wednesday and learn about the wonderful, wacky wildlife that lives in Tennessee. Registration is required. Please call the Tuesday before class to register. Ages: 1…

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March 2017

Murfreesboro’s Most Misunderstood – Bats

March 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Sometimes conflict is just a misunderstanding. Join us on this series as we uncover the true identity of some of our most misunderstood creatures. Presentations by professors, naturalists, and other professionals will examine behavior, threats, and wildlife-human conflict resolution. Ages: Adults Fee: Free Location: Wilderness Station

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Wildscaping

March 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

If you would like to learn how to enjoy wildlife in your backyard, then this program is for you. . ‘Wildscaping’ will introduce you to designing and planting your yard to best provide for the wildlife that Tennessee calls home. We will introduce the concept of using native plants that not only provide food and shelter, but look beautiful while resisting disease and drought. Wildscaping that works with ‘Mother Nature’ not only is beneficial to wildlife, it nurtures us as…

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Family Star Celebration

March 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Enjoy an evening under the stars. Come relish in the views of the stars and constellations we can see from right here in Murfreesboro. Star parties are a great way to become familiar with the night sky. It doesn’t matter whether you have a degree in astrophysics or are just a budding astronomy enthusiast; everyone is welcome. We will have talks led by an actual astronomer, telescopes for viewing, and astronomy-themed games and activities. Everyone is welcome with no preregistration…

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Murfreesboro’s Most Misunderstood – Armadillos

March 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Sometimes conflict is just a misunderstanding. Join us on this series as we uncover the true identity of some of our most misunderstood creatures. Presentations by professors, naturalists, and other professionals will examine behavior, threats, and wildlife-human conflict resolution. Ages: Adults Fee: Free Location: Wilderness Station

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Murfreesboro’s Most Misunderstood – Vultures

March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Sometimes conflict is just a misunderstanding. Join us on this series as we uncover the true identity of some of our most misunderstood creatures. Presentations by professors, naturalists, and other professionals will examine behavior, threats, and wildlife-human conflict resolution. Ages: Adults Fee: Free Location: Wilderness Station

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Murfreesboro’s Most Misunderstood – Rattlesnakes

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Sometimes conflict is just a misunderstanding. Join us on this series as we uncover the true identity of some of our most misunderstood creatures. Presentations by professors, naturalists, and other professionals will examine behavior, threats, and wildlife-human conflict resolution. Ages: Adults Fee: Free Location: Wilderness Station

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April 2017

Puppets on the Porch

April 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

You heard it right! The Wilderness Station now has puppet shows every Saturday on the front porch. Kids and parents of all ages will enjoy our lively shows that feature all sorts of fun characters. Laugh and sing along with our wild animal puppets as they teach us about their habitats and daily lives. A new show will be featured every week, so join us on the porch for what is sure to be a funny and educational time.

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Turtle Searches

April 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Calling all researchers – whether you are a junior scientist, senior scientist, animal lover, or interested citizen, join us as we continue our box turtle study right here in Murfreesboro. These lovable reptiles are losing ground and listed as a species of concern in Tennessee due to habitat loss and being taken as household pets. Now is your chance to be a part of a research team to collect data on this important species and make a difference! Participate in…

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Adult Evening Kayak Float

April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Float down the cool, meandering Stones River and forget about the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the company of new and old friends as you appreciate your river experience and watch the day melt away. Share the evening with a loved one, or head out on a solo adventure. Wildlife, birds, and spring wildflowers are sure to appear on this excursion. Space is limited and reservations are required. All equipment and instruction are provided. Ages: Adult Dates: Friday…

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Savage Gulf Day Hike

April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Head to the Cumberland Plateau for a day of hiking! Enjoy the warmth of spring with beautiful views and new friends. This round trip hike is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the beauty of nature. Transportation is provided. Please pack water and a lunch that we will eat on the trail. Ages: 13 and up Date: Saturday, April 29 Time: 8:00 a.m. depart from the Wilderness Station 5:00 p.m. return to the Wilderness Station Fee: $15.00…

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Animal Encounters

April 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

What is that crawling, slithering, sliding, flying, and hopping across the trail or even in your backyard? Each week we will look at one of our resident education animals for a mini lesson of animals that call Tennessee home. Come out and meet the best teachers we have – the animals!

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Puppets on the Porch

April 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

You heard it right! The Wilderness Station now has puppet shows every Saturday on the front porch. Kids and parents of all ages will enjoy our lively shows that feature all sorts of fun characters. Laugh and sing along with our wild animal puppets as they teach us about their habitats and daily lives. A new show will be featured every week, so join us on the porch for what is sure to be a funny and educational time.

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June 2017

Frog Watch USA – Citizen Science Project

June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Volunteer in your local area and backyard. Do you hear frogs and toads in your neighborhood or backyard? Amphibians such as frogs and toads are in decline worldwide due in part to environment and loss of habitat. Frog Watch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that invites individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting data on the calls of local frogs and toads…

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Adult Evening Kayak Float

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Float down the cool, meandering Stones River and forget about the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the company of new and old friends as you appreciate your river experience and watch the day melt away. Share the evening with a loved one, or head out on a solo adventure. Wildlife, birds, and spring wildflowers are sure to appear on this excursion. Space is limited and reservations are required. All equipment and instruction are provided. Ages: Adult Dates: Friday…

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July 2017

Animal Encounters

July 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

What is that crawling, slithering, sliding, flying, and hopping across the trail or even in your backyard? Each week we will look at one of our resident education animals for a mini lesson of animals that call Tennessee home. Come out and meet the best teachers we have – the animals!

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Adult Evening Kayak Float

July 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Float down the cool, meandering Stones River and forget about the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the company of new and old friends as you appreciate your river experience and watch the day melt away. Share the evening with a loved one or head out on a solo adventure. Wildlife, birds and summer wildflowers are sure to appear on this excursion. Space is limited and reservations are required. Equipment, instruction, and shuttle service are provided. Ages: Adult Fee:…

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September 2017

Hummingbird Festival

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Barfield Crescent Park is home to hundreds of hummingbirds. Many people come to the Wilderness Station to enjoy the chatter and beauty of these tiny birds throughout the season. Come and join us in celebrating these amazing creatures as they get ready to embark on a magnificent journey thousands of miles away. Guest speaker, Cyndi Routledge of Southeastern Avian Research will share her knowledge and experience with these flying gems. Children's activities, hummingbird merchandise, and much more await you on…

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World Vulture Awareness Day

September 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join us for a fun filled day to learn about the world’s most underappreciated overlooked creatures that are a vital part of nature’s clean up crew, Vultures. Vultures around the world are on the decline due to poisoning and poaching, yet play an important role in nature helping clean up carrion and prevent disease. Enjoy games, crafts, scavenger hunts and more while exploring the fascinating world of vultures. We will also have a character story teller, a visit from Sadie…

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October 2017

Barfield Bash

October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

A happy hayride in the backcountry plus games, puppet shows, story time, and live animals will make this the best Halloween celebration! Fee: $4/person Contact: Barfield Crescent Park @ 615-890-5333

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November 2017

Beginner Backpacking

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

If you want to try backpacking for the first time, but you don’t know where to begin or you don’t have the gear, this program is for you! The first day’s hike will traverse through shady woodlands with crystal-clear, mountain creeks. The easy trail will eventually lead us to the striking 50ft Greeter Falls. We will stay overnight at a backcountry campground near Greeter. On day two, we will hike on a scenic gulf rim trail to one of the…

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Campfire Circle

November 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Campfires are filled with magic and make great memories for families, couples, and individuals. Join us on a fun and memorable adventure, and leave your worries at home. First, meander along a paved trail at twilight for a guided nature hike. Fall is a busy time for the animal,s as they have to make preparations for the long winter ahead. Learn how they are getting ready and what adaptations they have to help them survive. Arrive at the glowing fire…

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April 2018

Greenway 100 Registration

April 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join the Greenway 100 club! Walk, run, or bike 100 miles on the Greenway and receive a Greenway 100 t-shirt, car decal, and certificate. After you register, you’ll have one year to fill in your mileage on your Greenway 100 chart. Register at Sports*Com between April 8 - May 6, 2018 Ages: All ages Dates: Registration: Fee: $10 Register: Sports*Com Contact: Wilderness Station, 615-217-3017, lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

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Greenway 100 Registration

April 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join the Greenway 100 club! Walk, run, or bike 100 miles on the Greenway and receive a Greenway 100 t-shirt, car decal, and certificate. After you register, you’ll have one year to fill in your mileage on your Greenway 100 chart. Register at Sports*Com between April 8 - May 6, 2018 Ages: All ages Dates: Registration: Fee: $10 Register: Sports*Com Contact: Wilderness Station, 615-217-3017, lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

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Greenway 100 Registration

April 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join the Greenway 100 club! Walk, run, or bike 100 miles on the Greenway and receive a Greenway 100 t-shirt, car decal, and certificate. After you register, you’ll have one year to fill in your mileage on your Greenway 100 chart. Register at Sports*Com between April 8 - May 6, 2018 Ages: All ages Dates: Registration: Fee: $10 Register: Sports*Com Contact: Wilderness Station, 615-217-3017, lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

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Greenway 100 Registration

April 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join the Greenway 100 club! Walk, run, or bike 100 miles on the Greenway and receive a Greenway 100 t-shirt, car decal, and certificate. After you register, you’ll have one year to fill in your mileage on your Greenway 100 chart. Register at Sports*Com between April 8 - May 6, 2018 Ages: All ages Dates: Registration: Fee: $10 Register: Sports*Com Contact: Wilderness Station, 615-217-3017, lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

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Greenway 100 Registration

April 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join the Greenway 100 club! Walk, run, or bike 100 miles on the Greenway and receive a Greenway 100 t-shirt, car decal, and certificate. After you register, you’ll have one year to fill in your mileage on your Greenway 100 chart. Register at Sports*Com between April 8 - May 6, 2018 Ages: All ages Dates: Registration: Fee: $10 Register: Sports*Com Contact: Wilderness Station, 615-217-3017, lhughes@murfreesborotn.gov

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August 2019

Hummingbird Festival

August 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join in celebrating these amazing creatures as they get ready to embark on a magnificent journey thousands of miles away. Guest speaker and Master Hummingbird Bander Cyndi Routledge of Southeastern Avian Research will share her knowledge and experience with these flying gems. Children's activities, hummingbird merchandise, and much more awaits at this popular end-of-summer event! **Hummingbird Banding is a special part of the event, and will occur from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. (depending on the presence of birds).

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September 2019

Adult Fall Hikes

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Fall is in full swing so come out and enjoy the beautiful colors, crisp air, and the beauty of nature as we hike along our paved trail for an easy stroll. A naturalist led hike will let you experience the flavor of fall here at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Adult Fall Hikes

September 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Fall is in full swing so come out and enjoy the beautiful colors, crisp air, and the beauty of nature as we hike along our paved trail for an easy stroll. A naturalist led hike will let you experience the flavor of fall here at Barfield Crescent Park.

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October 2019

Fall Hike to Machine Falls

October 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Join us on a two-mile round-trip hike to the always gorgeous Machine Falls in Short Springs Natural Area! Hopefully the leaves will be changing, and the air will be crisp! This is a short hike, but is very steep and rocky in places. Wear closed toed shoes with good traction and bring water shoes if you want to wade into the water! Registration is required at murfreesborotn.gov/parks. $10/person and transportation from the Wilderness Station is provided. For ages 8 and…

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Adult Fall Hikes

October 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Fall is in full swing so come out and enjoy the beautiful colors, crisp air, and the beauty of nature as we hike along our paved trail for an easy stroll. A naturalist led hike will let you experience the flavor of fall here at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Adult Fall Hikes

October 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Fall is in full swing so come out and enjoy the beautiful colors, crisp air, and the beauty of nature as we hike along our paved trail for an easy stroll. A naturalist led hike will let you experience the flavor of fall here at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Outdoor Murfreesboro Hosts Family Kayak Float

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States
$15

Grab the family and paddle around on the lake. Enjoy an easy adventure with your loved ones and be amazed at the beauty and wildlife that can be seen on this trip. Great for all levels of kayaking. Space is limited and reservations are required. All equipment and instruction is provided. Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult. Rated: easy/beginner skill level. Cost is $15 person, please register at murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Adult Fall Hikes

October 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Fall is in full swing so come out and enjoy the beautiful colors, crisp air, and the beauty of nature as we hike along our paved trail for an easy stroll. A naturalist led hike will let you experience the flavor of fall here at Barfield Crescent Park.

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Adult Fall Hikes

October 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Outdoor Murfreesboro, 697 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States

Fall is in full swing so come out and enjoy the beautiful colors, crisp air, and the beauty of nature as we hike along our paved trail for an easy stroll. A naturalist led hike will let you experience the flavor of fall here at Barfield Crescent Park.

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