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Timberland Park events

Williamson County Parks and Recreation will host nature programs and events at Timberland Park during the month of July.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation will host nature programs and events at Timberland Park during the month of July.

The schedule includes:

July 4: Independence Day Extravaganza

9 a.m. - Edible Plants of Middle Tennessee: Come and learn about some of the useful plants in the area. Participants will learn about some historic uses of these plants as well as some survival tips. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. Register for activity #15134 at www.wcparksandrec.com.

11 a.m. - Mammal Pelts of Tennessee: Have you ever wanted to feel how soft an otter's fur is? Or perhaps you want to pet a coyote. This is your chance to do so safely. Come out to Timberland Park for a talk about some of Tennessee's native mammals and also get a chance to feel their pelts. Register for activity #15135 at www.wcparksandrec.com.

2 p.m. - Skulls and Scat Breakdown: Discuss different skulls and the scat that goes along with it. Don’t know what scat is? Come out and see. Register for activity #15221 at www.wcparksandrec.com.

3 p.m.  - Timberland Park Slideshow and Talk: Sit and enjoy a slideshow of pictures taken at the beautiful Timberland Park. While the slideshow goes by, staff will tell attendees all about what they’re seeing and why it is so special. Register for activity #15225 at www.wcparksandrec.com.

July 13

9 a.m. - Guided Hike: Timberland Park will be the place for a guided hike. Discuss plants, animals and the history of the park. Participants can expect to walk around one mile across uneven ground. Register for activity #14896 at www.wcparksandrec.com.

11 a.m. - Creating a Nature Journal: Come out and learn about how to make your very own nature journal. Register for activity #14897 at www.wcparksandrec.com.

2 p.m. -  Honeycomb Candle Making: Participants will create and take home their own honeycomb candle and get to sample some honey. Along with candle making, guests will also learn about the life history of the honeybee. Come on out to Timberland Park. Register for activity #14898 at www.wcparksandrec.com. Cost is $2 per person. 

July 26 

4:30 p.m.  - Mammal Pelts of Tennessee: Have you ever wanted to feel how soft an otter's fur is? Or perhaps you want to pet a coyote. This is your chance to do so safely. Come out to Timberland Park for a talk about some of Tennessee's native mammals and also get a chance to feel their pelts. Register for activity #15135 at www.wcparksandrec.com.

Timberland Park is located at mile marker 437.2 on the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, just south of the Highway 96 entrance and iconic bridge. For questions or additional information, call (615) 232-4154.

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