On Earth Day, nurture affection for Overton Park and points beyond

By , Guest Columnist Updated: April 22, 2019 4:47 PM CT | Published: April 22, 2019 4:12 PM CT
<span><strong>One place in Memphis where people can get acquainted with and nurture affection for the natural world is Overton Park.</strong> (Photo courtesy of Melissa McMasters)</span>

One place in Memphis where people can get acquainted with and nurture affection for the natural world is Overton Park. (Photo courtesy of Melissa McMasters)

Brooks Lamb
Guest Columnist

Brooks Lamb

Brooks Lamb is the author of “Overton Park: A People’s History.” He is a graduate student at Yale School of the Environment, where he studies human-land relationships and stewardship virtues.

After taking dozens of walks through the Old Forest or spending countless afternoons on the Greensward, we start to become familiar with the park. We begin to recognize trees along the limestone loop, and we grow familiar with the forms of wildlife that call this place home. When we know the park that well, we grow to love it.

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