The 2016 class of the TN Naturalist @ Ijams met last Saturday for their first of a series of classes.
This year there are 22 people taking the course which wraps up in November and covers a wide range of topics: trees, wildflowers, birds, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, geology, fungi and even one late night class in September called the "Nocturnal Naturalist."
This is the fourth year that Ijams is involved in this state-wide program. In addition to the 40 hours of classes, students must put in 40 hours of volunteer work at Ijams or elsewhere. After all the requirements are met, the students will become certified Tennessee Naturalists.
Senior naturalist Peg Beute conducted the first class and afterwards the group went into the woods to look for early signs of spring.
Welcome class of 2016!
- Photos by Jill Sublett
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