Center for Cedar Glade Studies

IN MEMORY: Dr. Elsie Quarterman died peacefully in her sleep June 9, 2014. She was one of the first plant ecologists to systematically study limestone cedar glades.  Elsie said many times that she greatly appreciated the way many different groups mingled to work to preserve, protect, and enjoy plants and the environment.

Please join us this year, May 1 and 2, 2015, for the Research Roundtable and Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival.  
Friday, May 1, 2015 - Cedar Glade Research Roundtable will be held at MTSU (SCI 1017) at 1pm. For more information about the Roundtable contact: Dr. Jeff Walck, email: PH: 615.904.8390

Friday, May 1, 2015 - Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Evening Program will be held at Cedar of Lebanon State Park at 7pm in the Cedar Forest Lodge (from the main entrance and taking the fork in the road to the right, this is the first building on the right). Join us at 7pm for reflections about Dr. Quarterman followed by a presentation by Margie Hunter, author of "Gardening with Native Plants of Tennessee." 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival 
Cedars of Lebanon State Park 
(Click here for May 1 and 2, 2015 schedule of events)
Hikes began at 7am with a bird walk and events continue throughout the day until 7pm with an Owl Prowl. Bring the family and come learn about cedar glades in Middle Tennessee!

Limestone cedar glades are globally unique and fragile habitats found primarily in Middle Tennessee. Viewed historically as wastelands, they support a plant community of highly specialized species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.  (Slideshow photographs by Darel Hess.)


What are the cedar glades?

Research on the cedar glades

Teaching from the cedar glades

Preserving the cedar glades

What is the Center for Cedar Glade Studies?

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