"Our students really enjoyed the fossils and nature walk."Rosa S.
Cedar Glade Nature & Wildlife Trails
Lucky Ladd Farms is home to part of a unique ecosystem found only in middle Tennessee called the Tennessee Cedar Glades. They occur in areas where limestone bedrock is present at or near the surface, with shallow soil and harsh conditions. Remarkably, the Cedar Glades are native to about a dozen rare plant species that have specially adapted to thrive in this desert-like ecosystem including the endangered Tennessee coneflower, lyrate bladderpod and Nashville breadroot to name a few.
Lucky Ladd Farms has developed a series of walking trails through the Cedar Glades on the farm that feature interpretation signage and interactive educational activities. In addition, we've created safe and enriching surroundings for wildlife species that serve as a sanctuary for captive born or rescued wildlife animals that would typically be found in living in the Cedar Glades or similar habitats but can no longer survive in the wild on their own.
The staff at Lucky Ladd Farms continues to work hard to improve and protect our unique habitat so that it's here for all to enjoy for years to come.