Monday, April 4, 2011

Naturalist Walk at Bledsoe's Lick

Saturday, May 21 11:00am - 4:00pm
Bledsoe's Fort Park, Castalian Springs, TN

Come out and take part in a nature walk that includes a ‘nature scavenger hunt'. Teams must identify and gather a variety of samples from a pre-made list for fun regency PRIZES!

The time period for this event is 1790-1820.

Other items of interest in the area to Regency Ladies and Gents:

The Belote Cemetery (also called the “Pioneer Cemetery") is located along a section of Avery's Trace a few hundred yards southeast of the fort site and contains the graves of various early settlers in the Bledsoe's Lick area.

Nathaniel Parker’s Cabin, a typical pioneer log cabin, built in the 1780s.

The Cavern of the Skulls, a cave located a few hundred feet east of the fort site. 19th-century cave explorers reported the presence of human skulls in the cave, suggesting that the inhabitants of the Cheskiki Mound village may have used the cave to store
“trophy" skulls.

The scavenger hunt will be followed by a light picnic lunch on the grounds near the restored stone Irish Cottage of Hugh Rogan.

All participants please bring:
* One period appropriate food or drink for the group and your assorted dishes and utensils.
* A small period appropriate basket or container to carry your 'specimens' in.

for more information about the Bledsoe Lick area, please visit:

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