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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 8:00 – 11:00 AM. (See each day’s schedule for details.)

Come be curious with us!

2023 Dates:


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

Registration required. Questions? Email [email protected].

Sign up for a walk!

Schedule and sign up for April 15th here. 

Schedule and sign up for May 20th here. 

Schedule and sign up for fall walks opens in August.