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Scarecrow Building Contest & Exhibit


Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Scarecrow Building Contest, and thanks to our sponsors and all who participated. We invite you to visit the Scarecrow Exhibit to enjoy all of the incredible scarecrows on display through November 28.

Reminder to contest entrants: Each entry receives a free group self-guided visit.  There are materials available on our website to help make the most of your visit.  Please contact our Reservations Desk Nature.Reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov or call 901.636.2221 for more information.

Winner of Greenest Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by Evergreen Garden Club:

Hey, Soil Sister – created by

Kennedy View Garden Club

Honorable mention in Greenest Scarecrow Contest:  Annabelle – created by The Happy Gardeners


Winner of Best Critter Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by Herbi-Systems:

“Owl” of our Blessings – created by

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School

Honorable mention in Best Critter Scarecrow Contest:  2020 has me All Shook Up – created by The Troxler Family.


Winner of Most Creative Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by Kirby Woods Garden Club:

“Owl” of our Blessings – created by

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School 

Honorable mention in Most Creative Scarecrow Contest:  Ironheart - created by That’s What She Read


Winner of Best Literary Character Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Pink Palace:

Harry Potter and Hedwig – created by

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 10267 

Honorable mention in Best Literary Character Scarecrow Contest:  Tales from the Garden – created by PreK-3 Solutions

These scarecrows are displayed outdoors October 1 through November 28 along trails through the forest, lake & meadow. Come see the display social-distancing style.

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

Attention Teachers & Students

Try out some activities as you explore the Scarecrows!

The Scarecrows display is one of Lichterman Nature Center’s coolest annual offerings! Students can explore and work in groups to learn more about Scarecrow Lore but they can be “Scarecrow Scavengers” as they hunt (in groups led by Teachers or Chaperones) and sort these interesting creations or even have their own Scarecrow Judging Contest and decide which is their favorite Scarecrow of all.

To learn more click here.

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


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