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2003 ANNUAL FALL MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM

October 3-5 at Nashville

The Nashville Chapter of TOS and Warner Parks is pleased to be hosting the Fall Meeting, October 3-5, 2003, with field trips to favorite locals such as Radnor Lake and Shelby Park and Bottoms.

Headquarters: The Friday night registration, meeting for Saturday and Sunday field trips and compilation, Saturday afternoon paper session and board meeting will all be held at the beautiful, new Warner Park Nature Center at 7333 Hwy 100 in the southwest part of town.

Directions: Coming from the north or east, take I-40 west of downtown, and get off at exit 199 (Old Hickory Blvd.). Go south on Old Hickory Blvd. 2.8 miles and turn left onto Hwy 100. The Nature Center entrance is .2 mile on the right. Coming from the west, take I-40 east to exit 196 (Hwy 70) and go south on Hwy 70 1.9 miles to Old Hickory Blvd. Turn right and go 1 mile to Hwy 100. Turn left and the Nature Center entrance is .2 mile on the right. Coming from the south, take I-65 north to exit 74 (Old Hickory Blvd.). Go west on Old Hickory Blvd. 6.9 miles and turn left onto Hwy 100. The Nature Center entrance is 0.3 mile on the left. This is a new entrance to the Nature Center and is just a little further west on Hwy 100 than the former one. There are no lights here, but there are signs and stone pillars at the entrance.

Lodging: There are many motels in the area, but a special rate for TOS members has been arranged with the 5 listed below. You must call the motel directly and tell them you are with TOS. Continental breakfasts are served at all of these motels and there are plenty of restuarants nearby, especially on Hwy 70 between I-40 and Old Hickory Blvd.

Microtel (615-662-0004); 100 Coley Davis Ct.; 14 doubles being held at $58.50 plus tax until August 30; I-40 exit 196 (Hwy 70), south on Hwy 70 a block to motel on left.
Hampton Inn (1-888-387-3133); 7815 Coley Davis Rd.; doubles being held at $75.00 plus tax until Sept. 15; I-40 exit 196 (Hwy 70), south on Hwy 70 a block to motel on right.
Super 8 Motel (615-356-6005); 6924 Charlotte Pk.; doubles at $54.00 plus tax, singles at $44.00 plus tax being held until October 2; I-40 exit 201 (Charlotte Pk.), west on Charlotte Pk. across from Cracker Barrel.
Howard Johnson (615-352-7080); 6834 Charlotte Pk.; 20 doubles ($50.00 plus tax) and singles ($43.00 plus tax) being held until Sept. 30; I-40 exit 201 (Charlotte Pk.), east on Charlotte Pk. a block to motel on left.
Baymont Inn and Suites (615-353-0700); 5612 Lenox Ave.; 30 rooms being held until Sept. 19, both doubles and singles at $54.00 plus tax.; I-40 exit 204 (White Bridge Rd.), south on White Bridge Rd. past Charlotte Rd. to motel on right next to Shoneys.

Alternate Lodging:
Comfort Inn (1-800-228-5150); I-40 exit 204.
Best Western (615-354-1711); rooms $69.00 plus tax; I-40 exit 204.
Days Inn (615-356-9100); doubles $55.00 plus tax, singles $ 52.00 plus tax; I-40 exit 204.
Hampton Inn (615-373-2212); doubles $79.00 plus tax; I-65 exit 74.
Holiday Inn (615-373-2600); I-65 exit 74.
Amerisuites Hotel (1-800-833-1516); doubles $85.00 plus tax; I-65 exit 74.

Registration: $5.00 at the door Friday night.

Symposium: The paper session, consisting of a series of presentations describing recently completed and ongoing studies of Tennessee birds, will be held Saturday afternoon. Click here for the agenda and abstracts of presentations. For more information, contact Chuck Nicholson at cpnichol@bellsouth.net or (865) 494-8688 (h).

Agenda:

Friday, Oct. 3
   6:30-9:00 PM Registration and refreshments at Warner Park        Nature Center, 7333 Hwy 100. Sign up for field trips.
Saturday, Oct. 4
   7:00 AM Field trips depart from Warner Park Nature Center        parking lot for:
- Radnor Lake with Frank Fekel
- Cheatham County hot spots with Gary Casey
- Shelby Bottoms with Phillip Casteel
- Natchez Trace Pkwy with Richard Connors
(note: for early birders, Chris Sloan will depart at 6:15 for Radnor Lake)
   1:30 PM Symposium at Warner Park Nature Center. Click here to see the Symposium agenda.
   4:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting at Warner Park Nature        Center.
       Click here to see the BOD Meeting agenda.
Sunday, Oct. 5
    7:00 AM Field trips depart from Warner Park Nature Center        parking lot for:
- Radnor Lake with Chris Sloan
- Cheatham County hot spots with Gary Casey
- Shelby Bottoms with Phillip Casteel
- Percy Priest Lake area with Jay Desgrosellier
    12:00 Compilation behind the Warner Park Nature Center
    
For more information, contact Jan Shaw at JanKShaw@aol.com.

 

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