Wildlife Weekend

23rd Annual Wildlife Weekend

October 1-17, 2020

Presented by Bristol, TN Parks and Recreation with the
Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park

 Nature Center and Friends of Steele Creek Logos

Wildlife Weekend 2020 is going virtual! Watch below as Nature Center Manager Jeremy Stout describes the wonderful activities you can take part in. Also, be sure to check out the tabs at the bottom of this page for a full listing of activities, plus details about the iNaturalist Sullivan County Bioblitz and some fun and educational nature videos produced by the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park!



  1. Wildlife Weekend Activities
  2. iNaturalist Bioblitz
  3. Nature Videos
  4. Photography Contest

iNaturalist Sullivan County Bioblitz: October 1-11

The iNaturalist event page may be found here. Awards will be given in various categories, and winners will be announced on October 17. To be eligible, you must first register for free by clicking here.

Check out the iNaturalist Bioblitz tab above for some instructional videos where Naturalist Lance Jessee shares everything you need to know to participate.

Nature Videos

As part of the virtual Wildlife Weekend celebration, the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park have produced a series of fun and education videos. Check them out at the tab above or on the city's YouTube channel. They include:

  • Bird Banding with Richard Lewis
  • Bird Boxes with Adrianna Nelson
  • Story Time: About Birds with Michele Sparks
  • Backyard Wildlife with Cade Campbell
  • Nature Crafts with Tracy and Chloe Campbell
    • Craft materials will be available at our table in the parking lot of the Steele Creek Golf Course on Saturday, October 17 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Scavenger Hunt

Click here to download your scavenger hunt materials, or some pick them up at our table in the parking lot of the Steele Creek Golf Course on Saturday, October 17 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Amateur Photography Contest

Sponsored by the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park

Visit the Friends of Steele Creek website to see the winning shots.