April 2019 - Long Hunter State Park Program Schedule

All programs are free and open to the public unless noted. Program participants should meet at the park office unless otherwise noted. The park office is located at 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076. For more information, call 615-885-2422.

Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting

Saturday, April 6 at 10:00am

Join the Friends of Long Hunter State Park group as they discuss park activities and plan for the future. This is your chance to become involved, make new friends, and be a part of all the exciting things happening at the park! The meetings are open to everyone. Meet inside the park office meeting room.

Location: Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076

 

Spring Thing: Early Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, April 13 at 8:00am

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Join Richard Connors, a Nashville photographer and naturalist with over 20 years of experience, for an early morning bird walk. Richard will help us see and hear the many birds that are up and tweeting during the morning hours. We will be identifying both local and migratory species by sight and sound. What a wonderful way to start a day!

Location: Starts at Park Office

 

Jones Mill Mt Bike Trail Workday

Saturday, April 13 at 8:00am

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Help us clear recent flood debris and open the trail.

Meet at 4300 Campbell Road in Mt. Juliet (37122) and look for the "Friends of Long Hunter" signs. We will work until approximately 12 noon. Please wear appropriate work clothes and sturdy shoes, and don't forget water and snacks. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Location: 4300 Campbell Rd, Mt Juliet, TN 37122, USA

 

Spring Thing: Storybook Trail Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 13 at 10:00am

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Follow along the story book trail while you read the story but also hunt for the many items on the scavenger hunt list. Perfect for pre-school to elementary age kids who will love the cute prizes given to all that participate. This is a short 1/4-mile trail. Start any time after 10:00 am and finish up at your own pace.

Location: Starts at Storybook Trail at Couchville Lake Parking Lot

 

Spring Thing: Wild Edibles

Saturday, April 13 at 10:00am

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Back by popular demand, Sharen Bracy - author, speaker, gardener and beekeeper - will change your ideas about what you can eat in the great outdoors. Join Sharen in the meeting room for some basic info, then follow her outside as she leads the group around the office area to search for wild edibles.

Location: Starts at the Park Office

 

Spring Thing: Live Animal Show by NHECM

Saturday, April 13 at 12:00pm

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Guess who's coming to visit Long Hunter?! Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth (NHECM), is back with us for one of our most popular programs. NHECM programmer Shawna Adams will bring a variety of wild animals and reptiles for us to learn about, see and maybe even touch.

Location: Shelter by Couchville Lake Parking Lot

 

Spring Thing: Honey Bees and the TSP Honey Bee Project

Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Learn about general beekeeping and more specifically about the Tennessee State Park Honey Bee from Chris Warren, Deputy Director of TDEC’s Office of Talent Management and a veteran beekeeper. The Honey Bee Project is an exciting undertaking in several Tennessee state parks. The Honey Bee project promotes the survival of honey bees while also improving the pollination of native plants. The project also provides the opportunity to collect honey and bee wax from the hives.

Location: Park Office

 

Spring Thing: A Cedar Glade Hike

Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Come celebrate mid-spring at Long Hunter State Park at nearby Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area. Join Brian Bowen, retired TDEC Natural Areas Program Administrator, for an easy 1.5-mile walk through some high-quality examples of open glades, grass-dominated prairies, and limestone forests. This spring time walk should be perfect for seeing the numerous wildflowers blooming there including some species rarely seen elsewhere. Brian will discuss Middle Tennessee cedar glades, their origins, unique species, and influences that maintain their open condition. Participants may wish to bring water and use bug spray for the afternoon walk through the glades.

Location: Starts at Cedar Glade Parking Lot on South Mt. Juliet Road

 

Spring Thing: Beautiful Butterflies: Lecture and Hike

Saturday, April 13 at 2:00pm

• Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event •

Rita Venable, butterfly expert and author of the highly popular book Butterflies of Tennessee will share her expertise on butterflies and delight us with her magnificent photographs.

Location: Starts at Park Office

 

Cleanup Day

Saturday, April 27 at 8:00am

 

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