The Cumberland Naturalist

Exploring nature and the outdoors in the heart of the Southeast.

Welcome to the Cumberland Naturalist! This site aims to be your one-stop shop for news and information about nature, outdoor recreation, conservation and the nature-connected lifestyle in the heart of the Southeast. Primary focus is on the Cumberland region of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, and especially the central South Cumberland region near Chattanooga.

As the successor to the Nickajack Naturalist blog, the website is in its initial stages of development, with more features being planned.

Besides blog articles, check out the preliminary version of the Cumberland Trekker Outdoor Adventure Guide.




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Governor Bill Lee Visits TennGreen Land Conservancy to Further Tennessee Conservation
On April 2nd, TennGreen Land Conservancy board and staff welcomed honorable Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to their historic office building on Music Row in downtown...
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What to Do When You See a Snake
A rat snake, one of the Southeast’s native nonvenomous species. (Photo: John Jensen/GA-DNR) As spring warms up, snakes are on the move and people are asking questions when...
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Exploring Short Springs State Natural Area
Machine Falls is a primary attraction at Short Springs State Natural Area. After an absence of several years, I visited Short Springs State Natural Area, located near Tullahoma, in...
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Update: River Gorge Ranch Development Backed Up by Engineers, TDEC
A March Marion County Commission Meeting had multiple outbursts. In the meeting prior, negative comments were made towards the River Gorge Ranch development by commissioners...
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