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#NatureZen: Crisis at the Feeders (Part 1)

#NatureZen: Crisis at the Feeders (Part 1)

In a special two-part NatureZen, our Programs Manager Fields Falcone sends a dispatch from last week’s extraordinary weather event, which she spent watching over a flock of desperate birds that on some days reached into the hundreds or thousands. In today’s post, she tackles some of the challenges of bird feeding, and tomorrow she’ll share […]

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 2

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 2

Last week we shared the first set of results from our survey about the future of the east side of the park. The first set of questions covered the entirety of the east side, while the set we’re presenting today covers specific features that might be part of the southeast corner as it transforms back […]

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 2 (Text Only)

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 2 (Text Only)

Last week we shared the first set of results from our survey about the future of the east side of the park. The first set of questions covered the entirety of the east side, while the set we’re presenting today covers specific features that might be part of the southeast corner as it transforms back […]

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 1

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 1

Back in November, we asked you to help us envision a future for what we’re calling Zone 1 of Overton Park: the attractions on the East Parkway side. Along with the playground and picnic area and the Bike Gate plaza, we’re developing plans for a 13-acre parcel on the park’s southeast corner that has housed […]

#NatureZen: Winter Hunters

#NatureZen: Winter Hunters

For our inaugural 2021 #NatureZen, we’re looking at some birds that are more noticeable in the winter than they are during the rest of the year: the birds of prey. (I suppose this will probably stretch the definition of zen for some of you!) Birds of prey pursue other animals for food, and they have […]

Golf course construction begins next week

Golf course construction begins next week

We’re excited to announce that construction is set to begin on the renovation of the Overton Park golf course starting Monday, January 18. The final day to play a round before closure is this Sunday. Golfers are asked to call the clubhouse at (901) 725-9905 to request a tee time this weekend. The team from […]

#NatureZen: Happiness is a Wealth of Birds

#NatureZen: Happiness is a Wealth of Birds

A recent study in Ecological Economics found that living in an area with a high diversity of birds is just as important to a person’s happiness as their income. “The happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, or who live in near-natural surroundings that are home to many species,” […]

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