Beaman Park preserves and protects the natural, historical, cultural and recreational features of the area in and around Beaman Park. The park hosts monthly interpretive hikes, which meet at the Creekside Trailhead, and has many wildflower plantings. This wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville's park system. The area was once known as Paradise Ridge, and while the beauty of the land might inspire one to envision paradise, the name actually comes from two early settlers, the Paradise brothers. Beaman Park is home to countless other species of wildlife as well. Deer, bobcat, fox, coyote, raccoons, flying squirrels, and bats are some of the mammals here. Reptiles such as snakes, turtles, skinks and lizards move around as they adjust to seasonal temperatures, while amphibians like salamanders, frogs and toads seek protection in microclimates. Clear, shallow creeks support darters, dace, minnows, snails, crayfish, and aquatic insects. Dense forests provide shelter for many birds including woodpeckers, thrushes, wrens, warblers, owls and hawks. Beaman Park is a rich, fertile, living laboratory and the potential is great for many new discoveries.
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