Shared by Heather Gallagher
Photos courtesy Heather Gallagher During typical times, when we hike freely throughout the Parks, enjoy the Museum and porches without masks, and host school children from all over middle Tennessee, I learn new things every day. Perhaps it’s a new insect on the tomatoes in the garden, or a wildflower on the trail that I’ve never seen before.
I discovered cicadas mating on a tomato plant. Slender Ladies' Tresses orchid is blooming right now in Warner Park. 2020, though, has brought a whole new learning curve. Who would’ve thought 6 months ago that we would be offering hummingbird programs via Zoom webinar? Who would’ve guessed that all of our fall programs would be offered virtually?And yet, even with these changes, some things remain the same:The goldenrod still blooms this year in the fields.
Goldenrod is blooming in the Meadow next to the Nature Center. Although many folks belie…