TWRA Joins Nature Fest

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is once again partnering with Cookeville Leisure Services and Tennessee Tech to host the 2017 Nature Fest, held at Cane Creek Park and Dogwood Park in Putnam County. This year’s festival takes place on Earth Day, April 22

Now in its 13th year, the event began as a way to promote the amazing resources in and around the upper Cumberland. Various outdoor topics will be covered throughout the day and families are welcome to this free event.

The list of activities is extensive including bird, tree and wildflower walks. Participants can also enjoy insect, container gardening, wildlife tracking, bee keeping and flint knapping lectures. A live birds of prey lecture will take place Saturday evening and a movie will be presented after dark. The TWRA wildlife exhibit trailer will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilltop shelter parking area. 

Chris Simpson, TWRA diversity biologist and Nature Fest organizing committee member said, “I always enjoy seeing families learn and experience the rich cultural and natural resources of the area presented by topnotch professionals.”

For more information visit or call 931 520-4386.

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