|KTOS 2014. Photo by Karen Wilkinson.|
|KTOS Logo designed by H.P. Ijams|
In 1924, the East Tennessee Ornithological Society was founded under the leadership of H.P. Ijams, who served as the club's first president. The Ijams’ "Island Home" was their rallying point. A few years later, the group changed its name to the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS).
The bird club still meets at Ijams once or twice a year. In early June they met to celebrate their 90th Anniversary where it all began.
- Stephen Lyn Bales. Top photo Karen Wilkinson.
|KTOS 1940. (H.P. Ijams, back row, fourth from right.)|