|Author Joel Greenberg at the Pigeon Forge entrance to the national park. Photo by Paul James.|
Ijams was fortunate to have naturalist and author Joel Greenberg speak at last Saturday's fourth annual The Wonder of Hummingbird Festival held at the Nature Center.
The event is a fundraiser for both Ijams and the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. An estimated 1400-plus attended the day-long event.
Greenberg spoke about the now extinct passenger pigeon, the subject of his most recent book A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction published this year by Bloomsbury.
|Martha Ijams with passenger pigeon |
specimen now at Sugarlands
On the way, the two "pigeon" guys drove through Pigeon Forge, the largest city in the country named in honor of the now lost species.
Thank you, Joel for visiting East Tennessee!
- Stephen Lyn Bales