Trees Down Due to May Storms
Following the May 3, 2020, storms, all paved roads in Percy and Edwin Warner Park have been cleared of fallen trees.
There are still a large number of trees across hiking trails and clearing all this debris will take time.
Please be aware and enjoy the trails safely in the Park, and especially note any hanging branches or leaning trees.
Many thanks to our maintenance staff for making Warner Parks safe!
Nature Outside Your Door
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Naturalists from Beaman Park, Bells Bend Park, Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Warner Park Nature Center are collaborating to bring you activities to bring your natural world alive. Follow our hashtag #NatureOutsideMyDoor on Facebook for our daily activities, nature quotes, videos and more!
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Want to see what our naturalists are up to during the quarantine? Follow our new blog and stay in touch, as well as learn more about your own habitat!
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7 Tips to Identifying Birds in Your Own Backyard
With spring bird migration gearing up and many of us spending more time at home, now is a great time to observe and identify your backyard birds.
Many thanks to Graham Gerdeman for the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak photo.
Check out the links below to some of our favorite birding resources that we hope you'll explore. In the meantime, keep these observational tips in mind:
- Group-can you narrow the bird to its family? Is it an owl, a duck or sparrow?
- Shape and size- does the bird have a big bill, short legs or long tail?
- Behavior- is it wading in a pond, climbing up a tree or hopping on the ground?
- Habitat-is it in a forest or field, or soaring without perching? Most birds have preferred habitats.
- Season-what time of year is it? Some birds are found in middle Tennessee only during the non-breeding/winter months while others are here only during spring and fall migration.
- Field marks-does the bird have a white ring around its eye or different colored tail feathers? Notice the bird's bill and feather colors and patterns.
- Voice-what is the bird saying? Some bird vocalizations are more challenging than others, but some are easier to learn such as a Carolina Chickadee singing its name, "Chickadee, dee, dee, dee".
Have fun with your observations, take notes and visit some of these great resources to help you become more familiar with birds in your backyard!