Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mead's Quarry

Last week, we went on another nature walk field trip with our friends, this time to Mead's Quarry in Knoxville.  It was closed as a quarry in 2005 and turned into a park with nature trails.
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The kids found gypsum in the ground.
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There was an old cemetery at the top of the hill.
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Near the end of the trail, which was a loop, there was a beautiful jungle of wisteria.  I'd love to see it in bloom.
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There are several trails of varying difficulty in the area, and it is located next to Ijams Nature Center.

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