Shiloh Battlefield to Host Wildlife Programs in April to Kick Off National Park Week

SHILOH, Tenn. – Shiloh National Military Park will offer various wildlife programs on April 21-22 to kick off National Park Week. 

Shiloh Battlefield is home to more than 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, as well as more 200 species of birds that reside within its 6,000 acre borders.

Tennessee Park Ranger Brittney Magness from Pickwick Landing State Park will introduce a snake and a bird of prey to park visitors 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Park Visitor Center. Ranger Magness will discuss the habitats and biology of these animals and visitors will get a close-up look of both animals in a safe environment.

On April 22, NPS Ranger Marcus Johnson will offer an informal program on the battlefield’s most famous wildlife residents, the bald eagle nesting pair 2 p.m. at the nesting site. The eagles have made Shiloh Battlefield their home since the fall of 2007, and their nest tree, a tall loblolly pine, is located in Cloud Field near the intersection of Brown’s Landing Road and Hamburg-Savannah Road. Ranger Johnson will discuss the history of the eagles at the park, the present stage of the eaglet’s development, and answer any questions that visitors may have about bald eagles.

For more information, contact the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center at 731-689-5696 or visit www.nps.gov/shil.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010