Location & Hours




Guided Nature Walks - Wednesday & Saturday Mornings

July 18, 2020 | July 18 - August 29 - 9:00am Check-In
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Meet Your Wild Neighbors

Come meet your wilder neighbors on a guided tour around the lake and through the forest with a Lichterman Nature Center Naturalist.  Walks conclude with a live animal ambassador visit.

Program offered before LNC is open to the public to take advantage of cooler morning temperatures, and fewer guests on site to scare off wildlife on the trails.

Preregistration required by 3 pm the day before the walk: Click here to register.

• Outdoor program offered Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9:15 am through August 29, 2020.

• Check-in for ticketed participants begins at 9 am.

• Program length: 45 minutes.

• Programs will be conducted rain or shine.

• All participants must pass on site health screening. Face covering or mask is required.

• Each tour group will include from five … to maximum of 10 participants.

• Fee: $9 per adult member; $7 per youth listed on adult membership.

• $10 per adult non-member; $8 per youth.

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Scarecrow Building Contest & Exhibit

October 1, 2020
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Put This Year's Annual Scarecrow Contest Dates on Your Calendar

Each year, individuals, families, senior centers, scouts, clubs, classrooms, artists, and others create scores of scarecrows... life-sized, ecological, green, scary, silly, funny and educational.  

These scarecrows are displayed outdoors October 1 through November 28 along trails through the forest, lake & meadow. Everything from creation, installation, and voting for your favorite scarecrow can be enjoyed social-distancing style!

Put your talent and imagination into creating an amazing scarecrow for Lichterman Nature Center's annual Scarecrow Contest. 

Each entry receives a frame, a sign with name of Scarecrow & creator, and a free group self-guided visit for the displays. Please contact our Reservations Desk Nature.Reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable">Nature.Reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov or call 901.636.2221 to schedule your visit.

Stay tuned for more information about a free, virtual Scarecrow Building Seminar at 10 am, Saturday, September 12.

For details and information, click here.

To enter, click here.

Congratulations to last year's winners, and thanks to our sponsors and all who participated. 

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Fall Plant Sale

October 3, 2020

Create Your Winter & Spring Gardens

The Nature Center is growing plants to offer for sale beginning Saturday, Oct 3.   We’ll have – for the first time ever – cool season vegetable seedlings such as leafy greens, peas, radishes, carrots & more. In addition, we’ll have perennial herbs on hand for windowsill gardens for your winter kitchen creations. Of course, there will be a variety of native perennial trees & shrubs to plant now & get a head start on spring,  Shop early for best selection.


Stay tuned for more information.


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