UPDATE: The juvenile red-headed woodpecker reported in the last post was still in the trees that surround the parking lot at the Visitor Center yesterday.
Sammi, Paul and others reported seeing it.
Come on down!
- Stephen Lyn Bales
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Ijams Hiking Club went on its first outing of 2015 last Saturday. Our group leader Eric Johnson lead us along a section of the Knoxville Urban Wilderness: South Loop.
The group meets once a month with a goal of hiking all the trails at Ijams and the rest of the urban wilderness.
This time out, we focused on the Dozer and Bluff Trails on the east side of Forks-of-the-River Wildlife Management Area. Bluff Trail is spectacular, little more than a goat trail that hugs the cliff overlooking Sea Ray Island along the French Broad River just upstream from where the Tennessee River begins.
Our next hike will be somewhere in the urban wilderness on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m. To register call (865) 577-4717. ext. 110.
-Stephen Lyn Bales
Posted by Stephen Lyn Bales at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The two talked about upcoming birding programs at the nature center like the Owl Prowl this Friday evening at 6 p.m.
At Ijams the great horned owls that live around Mead's Quarry Lake are probably already on the nest.
Jennifer Roder and Sammi Stoklosa will the the hosts for the evening program.
Posted by Stephen Lyn Bales at 1:42 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
|Horned grebe. Photo by Jason Dykes.|
|White-throated sparrow. Photo by J. Dykes.|
|American coots. Photo by Jason Dykes.|
|Hooded merganser. Photo by Jason Dykes.|