Presented by Shelby Bottoms Nature Center
Cost: $60 members; $75 not-yet-members (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included)
Ages 18+ only. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.
Join the Frist Art Museum and Shelby Bottoms Nature Center for an immersive afternoon in nature led by Christie Wiser, environmental education specialist, and Hazel Miller, naturalist, inspired by the exhibition Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature. The day will begin with a tour of the exhibition at the Frist Art Museum. Then, we will meet at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center for a nature walk in the meadows, woods, and garden to look for mushrooms. If any catch our eye, we will view them under a microscope and discuss what they are, where they grow, and why one should be careful before harvesting from the forest. Sketchbooks will be provided so that we can draw from observation, just like Beatrix Potter. This program is rain or shine.
About Shelby Bottoms Nature Center
The Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation. The Nature Center is a place where people can enjoy learning about our natural and urban landscape, the flora and fauna that call it home, the cultural history of the area, and the many complex interactions of what we so simply call “nature.” It is a place to learn, or remember, that we are a part of nature and not apart from it.