Natural Wonders of Tennessee: Exploring Wild and Scenic by Ardi Lawrence

By Ardi Lawrence

Exploring Wild and Scenic PlacesOutdoor fanatics and households will locate ample possibilities to profit approximately nature in those courses to wild issues and wild areas. every one identify highlights greater than 50 unspoiled kingdom and nationwide parks, forests, and reserves. They comprise all of the info had to get pleasure from those nationwide treasures.

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50. Amenities: Restaurant, snack bars, gift shop. Special events: Zoo Boo, Winter Lights, Zoo Grass, Senior Day (free to over 60). Inquire. Page 16 Other: Barrier-free access, stroller and wheelchair rental. For more information: Memphis Zoo, 2000 Galloway Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112. 901-276-9453. org/ then select. Memphis Pink Palace Museum The Memphis Pink Palace Museum was housed for years in a mansion built by Piggly Wiggly founder and philanthropist Clarence Saunders and called the Pink Palace because of its marble exterior.

Listen to bird sounds and see Page 18 how they look on an oscilloscope. Did you know that there are more than 8,000 species of birds and 20 billion individuals in North America alone? Learn about habitat, communication, nests and eggs, the Mississippi flyway, and bird survival. The special section about birds of prey displays mounted specimens of many of them. Oxbow Lakes. These little crescent-shaped lakes are formed when rivers change their path. Many displays here show different environments around the oxbow lakes, including their inhabitants.

As for birds, spring and fall are the times to see the greatest variety among the 300 species. For quantity, it is not unusual to see a sky shadowy with ducks, geese, eagles, and other birds during fall and winter. Hundreds of thousands are attracted to this place. Even Page 8 though some areas of the refuge are closed during parts of the year to prevent undue stress on the migratory waterfowl and eagles, plenty of other locations provide viewing opportunities. The Reelfoot NWR is split into two sections separated by the Upper Blue Basin of Reelfoot Lake.

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