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Scarecrows at Lichterman Nature Center

Scarecrow Displays at Lichterman Nature Center

Sign up for the Scarecrow Contest today!

The Nature Center has teamed up with senior centers, scouts, clubs, classrooms, artists, and others to create scores of scarecrows... life-sized, ecological, green, scary, silly, funny and educational scarecrows. 

September 15 through November 17
, these scarecrows will be scattered all around Lichterman. Each scarecrow delivers messages ranging from recycling to planting for wildlife. Come see these special scarecrows created by local garden groups and their friends.


Educational Activities
Scarecrow Displays Introduction
Scarecrow Fun Facts Sheet (K-2nd grade)
Scarecrow Judging Sheet (K-6th grade)
Scarecrow Lore (3rd-6th grade)
Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt (3rd and up)
Scarecrow Search and Find (K-2nd grade)


Scarecrow Contest Winners!

Winner of Most Creative Scarecrow Contest - Sponsored by Kirby Woods Garden Club is

Agent Icabod Crane Bureau of Scarecrows by Ohana

Honorable mention in the most creative category is Cruella De Ville & Her Spotted Pumpkins by Christian Care Center Of Memphis


Winner of Best School/Scout Entry Contest Sponsored by Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, District I is

Alice in Wonderland by Girl Scout Troop #10263 & #10392 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Honorable mention in the school/scout entry contest is: Two Cool Coyotes by Corning Achievement Elementary PreK.


Winner of Best Critter Scarecrow Contest – Sponsored by The Friends of the Pink Palace Family of Museums is

Guardian Of The Garden by Boy Scout Troop/Pack 144

Honorable mention in the best critter category is Crow-ella De Vil by Suburban Garden Club of Germantown


Winner of Greenest Scarecrow ContestSponsored by Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, District I is

Lady Evergreen by Evergreen Garden Club

Honorable mention in the greenest scarecrow category is: Guardian Of The Garden by Boy Scout Troop/Pack 144

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