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Nature 101

Ever wondered about the chirping bird or what flower is blooming next to the trail? Curious about the lizards that bask in the sun or the colorful fungi that grow on the logs? Join Overton Park Conservancy staff and volunteers in Nature 101 walks!

Nature 101 Walks are guided group walks in the Old Forest in Overton Park to help beginners identify the wildlife and plants living in the heart of Memphis. Each walk is focused on a particular group of organisms, with groups departing hourly from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. (See each day’s schedule for details.)

Come be curious with us!

2023 Dates:

  • April 15th
  • May 20th
  • September 16th
  • October 21st


  • Plants
  • Birds
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Fungi
  • Insects

The 2024 Nature 101 has concluded. Look for this program again in 2024! If you’d like to bring out a private group, take a look out our private group programs.


Questions? Email [email protected].


Please review our cancellation policy here.

Overton Park Conservancy is the nonprofit organization that has been caring for Memphis’s central green space since 2012. With the generous support of our community, we work each day to make the park a beautiful and welcoming place for all Memphians, as well as a valuable source of urban habitat for wildlife.

The Conservancy must raise roughly 85% of our budget each year from people like you who care about the many things Overton Park has to offer. A gift of any amount helps us maintain and improve the park.