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Memphis Garden Clubs Bring Weed Wrangle to Memphis + Shelby Farms Park

Green doesn't always mean good.  In a recent Commercial Appeal article , Lichterman volunteer Arch Johnston stated that Memphis' forests looked foreign to him, they were so overridden by invasive species and unhealthy. The photo below captures what he was seeing.  To me, and most other untrained eyes, this image looks like a full, healthy forest that is thriving and green even in the winter when this photo was taken. Most people wouldn't believe that the picture... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-29-16 | 0 comments
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What You Should Know About Deer This Time Of Year

Oh, deer—It’s that time of year!    For deer at Shelby Farms Park, love is in the air and that means they are on a mission and will boldly go wherever they think they can get a date. That’s right—it’s mating season, which is also known as the “rut” or “rutting period.” The rut takes place as days get shorter and typically lasts one to three months (October-January), ensuring that the gestation period will end in the spring time when the weather is warmer so that fawns... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 1-6-16 | 1 comments
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Fishing at the Park

Ranger Cody, our resident Naturalist at the Park has provided this week's blog post, which is inspired by a recent study that assessed the health of our lakes. He reviewed the recommendations and has some advice for our fishermen and women out there who play a role in managing our lakes. As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, habitats have to be managed and we could use your help!   A Quick Guide to Fishing in Shelby Farms Park.  There are dozens of opportunities to fish, with... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 9-15-15 | 0 comments
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Sustain Our Herd

This weekend at the Park, we'll be thinking of our main man, the lone male bull of the buffalo herd. We're offering a new way that you can help feed our favorite bull-headed man while supporting yours this Sunday with our Father's Day Buffalo Adoptions and Feed the Herd program.  Do you have a father who provides for you each year? Who maybe eats more food than anyone else you know (like our healthy bull)? Do you have a man in your life who makes extra cheesy jokes like: Well next... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 6-16-15 | 0 comments
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The Shelby Farms Greenline: Your Flattest Route on Bike to Work Day This Friday

Happy Bike Month! When was the last time you were out on two wheels? Was it last year? Last time it was sunny?  There's no better place to get back on the horse, er bike, than at Shelby Farms Park. We know because we are now, officially, a bronze level Bike Friendly Business! The Park is one of 32 certified bike friendly businesses in the state and one of only three businesses certified in Memphis!  Need proof? Well, the award information is here , but you can... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 5-8-15 | 0 comments
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