Center for Cedar Glade Studies

Please join us for the Research Roundtable and Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival, May 4 and 5, 2018.  

Friday, May 4, 2018, the Twelvth Research Roundtable opening sessions will be held at Middle Tennessee State University, Science Building room 1090 from 1pm to 2:45pm followed by hikes from 3pm to 5pm to Flat Rock Cedar Glade and the Hall Farm Cedar Glades. 

For more information about the Roundtable contact: Dr. Jeff Walck, email: PH: 615.904.8390

Friday, May 4, 2018, the 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). One of the evening speakers is Bobby Fulcher, Manager of the Cumberland Scenic Trail, Tennessee Divison of Environment & Conservation, who initiated the glade wildflower hikes at Cedars of Lebanon 40 years ago. The second speaker, David Duhl, Photographer & Photo Editor to Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians, will showcase his work. His talk is entitled, "What I Hate the Cedar Glades: A Photographers Perspective." 

For more information about the weekend events contact: Dr. Kim Sadler, email: PH:615.904.8283

Saturday, May 5, 2018 the Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival Cedars of Lebanon State Park 
To see the program for events this year (2018 CLICK HERE)
Hikes begin at 7am with a bird walk and events continue throughout the day until 7pm with an Owl Prowl. A child-friendly scavenger hunt will be at 10am and 12pm, with a hike about edible native plants at 11am. Native plants will be for sale all day by the Friends of Cedars of Lebanon. 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.)