Brooks Lamb

Brooks Lamb is the author of "Overton Park: A People’s History" (University of Tennessee Press, 2019). A 2016 Truman Scholar and 2017 graduate of Rhodes College, he currently works with The Land Trust for Tennessee and will begin his graduate studies at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in the fall.

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

By 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)

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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