Nature Walks 2021
All Nature Walks are cancelled due to COVID-19 until further notice. Check back for further updates.
On the Oak Ridge Reservation, located in east Tennessee, over 1100 vascular plants, 72 fish, 34 mammals and over 200 bird species have been observed. Nature walks are designed to highlight not only the rich flora and fauna diversity of the reservation, but also to demonstrate the work being done to sustainably manage and conserve this resource. Walks take place on several locations across the Oak Ridge Reservation beginning in late winter through mid-summer.
Reservations for the following events must be made in advance by noon the Thursday prior to each walk by contacting Tracy Clem, 865-574-5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If inclement weather forces postponement of an event, it will be announced on ORNL’s Information Line at 865-574-9836 (i.e. 574-XTEN) at least two hours before the scheduled start of the walk.
More information about these walks is available by contacting Trent Jett at 865-574-9188 or email@example.com.
Past nature walk topics include
American Woodcock and Birds of Prey nature walk– Freels Bend
Wildflower and Old Growth Forest walk
Bird nature walk
Fish and Aquatic insects
Impacts and Control of Invasive Plants
Reptiles and Amphibians Inventory
History Talk at Historic Freels Cabin
8 September 2018 – Wildflower Walk – West BORCE Greenway
Led by botanists Larry Pounds and Paul Durr
The Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement (BORCE) is located near the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP, formerly K-25). This area is open to the public and has many trails for hiking or biking.
There are still lots of things blooming in late summer! A partial species list from this walk is available.