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#NatureZen: Oh, sweet Canada!

#NatureZen: Oh, sweet Canada!

If there’s one question I’m asked most often as a birder, it’s “What’s that bird that sings [distinct whistling song]?” The answer–the singer of the melody often translated as “Oh, sweet Canada Canada“–is the white-throated sparrow. (Listen to it here. To my ears, the second song listed is the one we hear most frequently around these parts.) White-throated sparrows […]

Facility closures due to COVID-19

Facility closures due to COVID-19

During these times where it’s safest for us to be apart from each other, we’re so glad that the trails and open spaces of Overton Park are serving as a refuge for many of us. It’s with heavy hearts, then, that we’ve decided to close restrooms, playgrounds, and the dog park until further notice. We’ve made […]

COVID-19 update

As our city responds to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we wanted to reach out and let you know the precautions Overton Park Conservancy is taking to keep our visitors safe. The city’s parks and public spaces remain open, including cultural attractions like the Memphis Zoo and the Brooks Museum. Some events (like tomorrow’s Chalkfest) will […]

Old Forest trails cleared after storm

Old Forest trails cleared after storm

THANK YOU for your generosity in helping us clean up after the January 11 storm! Because of your donations, we were able to pay crews to perform the herculean task of clearing the Old Forest Loop in a little over a week. These photos show how the trail around marker 20 looked last Thursday and […]

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