Wildflower Biking Tours
Contact: Marcus Johnson, 731-689-5696
Shiloh Battlefield will host wildflower bicycle tours during the month of May, National Bicycle Month, Superintendent Woody Harrell announced today. This interpretive program, led by Park Ranger Marcus Johnson, will consist of an 8-mile biking tour across the historic battlefield, with selected stops and brief walks to the wide variety of flowering trees and plants that bloom in May. This unique program will acquaint visitors with Shiloh's natural resources, and the bicyclists will have the opportunity to view the abundant diversity of plants and animals which inhabit Shiloh Battlefield and the southeastern forest.
Did You Know?
Explorer John Wesley Powell, who first journeyed the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, did so with only one arm. He lost his right arm at Shiloh while commanding a battery of Illinois artillery pieces.