MTOS: Overton Park May 2

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Join Memphis TOS for our annual spring field trip to Overton Park in midtown Memphis. Margaret Jefferson is our guide. See eBird sightings for this hotspot.

Meet at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 2 at the parking lot near the pavilion at the East Parkway North entrance. The entrance is located very close to Sam Cooper Blvd at 389 E. Parkway N. You don’t have to be a MTOS member to participate and be sure to bring binoculars.

A section of this urban park is preserved in a natural state as an old growth, mature hardwood forest complete with walking trails. The largest shumard oak in Tennessee is found growing here. In 2011, 126 acres of the Old Forest were designated as a State Natural Area, permanently protecting it from future development and preserving its ecosystem. Expect spring migrants such as warblers, thrushes, vireos, orioles, tanagers and more, along with typical year-round residents.

Contact Margaret Jefferson for more information at mjefferson100@hotmail.com.