With the early spring ephemeral wildflowers beginning to make their appearance, it was a perfect time to talk about ferns and wildflowers. Toothwort, bloodroot, trout lily were abundant.
Ijams senior naturalist Peg Beute taught the class which included a walk to the Homesite and down the Discovery Trail.
This is the third year that Ijams is involved in this state-wide program. In addition to the 12 classes, students must put in 40 hours of volunteer work at Ijams or elsewhere. After all the classes and volunteer requirements are met, the students become certified Tennessee Naturalists.
- Stephen Lyn Bales, Photos by Allen Coggins
Click below link for a look back at the first class