Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge is a 360-acre wildlife preserve located on the French Broad River in Knox County. It’s not uncommon to see a barn owl or coyote around the scenic grassland.
On March 3, I led a group of outdoorsy singles on a hike at Seven Islands. During the 2.6 mile trek, hikers saw bluebirds, great blue herons, black vultures and an Eastern towhee. We were all quite pleased to spot all the birds. However, I was bit disappointed that we didn’t see the Northern harrier. I guess they have moved on.
Check our website for more singles' activities hosted by Ijams Nature Center and bring a friend. For more information about Ijams’ programs, please visit our website at www.ijams.org.
- By Sabrina DeVault, educator