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Lichterman Nature Center

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Site Description and Habitats

The site is a 65 acre island of forest in urbanized East Memphis. It contains some mature upland hardwood forest with a number of very large trees. Understory and ground cover is abundant with buckeye being common. Spring wildflowers are abundant (e.g. Virginia Bluebell, violets, May Apple, etc.). Forest birds are abundant and some aquatic or wetland species occur around ponds present on the site.

Bird species of interest

Spring and Fall Migration: Numerous warblers, vireos, thrushes, among other migrants can be found including Magnolia, Blackpoll (spring), Cape May (spring), Blue-winged, and Tennessee Warblers, Yellow-throated and Philadelphia Vireo, and Wood and Swainson's Thrush.

Summer: Red-eyed Vireo, Summer Tanager, Green Heron, and Northern Parula.

Winter: Song and Swamp Sparrows, Eastern Phoebe, and Winter Wrens may be found around the property.

Year-Round: Great Blue Heron nest in the wetland and may be found year round.

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Detailed directions for birding Lichterman Nature Center

From I-240 in East Memphis, take exit 15 (Poplar Avenue). Go east on Poplar to Ridgeway Road (appx. 0.6 mile). Turn right (south) onto Ridgeway Road and go about 1.2 miles to Quince Road. Turn right (west) and follow Quince Road about 0.5 mile to the Nature Center entrance (on right or north side of Quince Road).

Lat-Long (GPS) coordinates
Parking Lot: 35.08838, -89.86396

Fees and Hours
Adult - $6.00, Senior - $5.50, Child (age 3-12) - $4.50 Children Under 3 – FREE.
Admission to Lichterman Nature Center is free to public on Tuesdays from 1:00 until closing.
Hours are: Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
?Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Note: Lichterman Nature Center is closed to the public Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Restrooms, pavilions, food, gift shop at the Visitors Center.

Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119
901-767-7322 ext. 100

Info for other sites
Tennessee’s Watchable Wildlife web site