Center for Cedar Glade Studies

Please join us in 2017 for the Research Roundtable and Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival.  

Friday, May 5, 2017 -  The Roundtable will be a hike to discuss and observe the restoration work at Flatrock Cedar Glades and Barrens State Natural Area.  Meet at 1pm at the Flat Rock parking area (try to carpool since parking is limited). For more information about the Roundtable contact: Dr. Jeff Walck, email: PH: 615.904.8390

Friday, May 5, 2017 - Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Evening Program will be held at Cedar of Lebanon State Park at 7pm in the Cedar Forest Lodge (from the main entrance and take at right the fork in the road, the Cedar Forest Lodge is the first building on the right). The evening speakers will be Josh Campbell, Assistant Chief of Biodiversity for TWRA and Margie Hunter, Author and Naturalist. For more information about the weekend events contact: Dr. Kim Sadler, email: PH:615.904.8283

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival Cedars of Lebanon State Park 
(To see the program CLICK HERE for schedule of events)
Hikes begin at 7am with a bird walk and events continue throughout the day until 7pm with an Owl Prowl. Bring the family and come learn about cedar glades in Middle Tennessee!

Limestone cedar glades are globally unique and fragile habitats found primarily in Middle Tennessee. Viewed historically as wastelands, they support a plant community of highly specialized species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.  (Slideshow photographs by Darel Hess.)


What are the cedar glades?

Research on the cedar glades

Teaching from the cedar glades

Preserving the cedar glades

What is the Center for Cedar Glade Studies?

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