Murphree Leads The Tennessee Naturalist Program

On Saturday, April 18, Belmont Professor of Biology and Entomologist Dr. Steve Murphree participated in leading the Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) Tier 2 Field Botany course, “The World of Invertebrates: Pollinators, Predators, Pests and Parasites.”  Dr. Murphree gave a lecture entitled, “Pollination Mechanisms and Partners,” and co-led a field trip to a cedar glade for 12 adults at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

The TNP is an education training course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to adults. Graduates join a critical corps of volunteers providing education, outreach and service dedicated to the appreciation, understanding and beneficial management of natural resources and areas within their communities.