Thursday, March 4 at 7pm EST Time to Feather Your Nest – After courtship, it is time for birds to settle down. From hummingbird to eagle, unless you are a killdeer, you build a nest. Some nests are minimal while some are built to last for years but most are a wonderment of construction. Join local natural historian Stephen Lyn Bales via Zoom for this presentation hosted by the UT Arboretum Society. The class is free, you do not even have to leave home, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link. Contact UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, Michelle Campanis for questions or if you have registration problems at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Stephen Lyn or buy one of his UT Press books go to Instagram @stephenlynbales or email him at: email@example.com
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Join us on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm EST to learn more about how having a “Tennessee Smart Yard” can help us gain ground for having clean waterways. Register now to receive your link for this free Zoom program. This program is co-sponsored by Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning.
Residential areas are a significant part of our Tennessee landscapes, making residents a critical stakeholder group in watershed management strategies.The University of Tennessee Extension along with its partners is empowering residents with information on how to nurture a healthy, ecologically-sound landscape that provides benefits both for humans and our environment. Our latest efforts have created an online platform for residents to learn from our experts from the comfort and safety of their own homes and at their own pace.Tennessee Smart Yards – ” keeping Tennessee’s land and water healthy, one yard at a time“.
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Ludwig, Associate Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Department at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ludwig is the co-director of Tennessee Smart Yards, a sustainable landscaping educational program that seeks to certify private property across the state as “Tennessee Smart Yards.” Dr. Ludwig has worked as the State Stormwater Management Specialist for UT Extension since 2010. In addition, she holds a PhD in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
For any issues with registration or questions about the program contact Michelle Campanis, University of Tennessee Arboretum Education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date! The UT Arboretum Society Online Spring Plant Sale opens for shopping Friday, March 3 and shopping closes Saturday, April 3rd at 5pm. The website https://utas-plant-sale.square.site/ will open March 3. At check out you must choose a pick up time on either Friday April 9 (9am-6pm slots available) or Saturday April 10 ( 9am-3pm slots available). The website may offer other dates but please only schedule during these two days because that is when your plants will be at the UT Arboretum for no-contact pickup. No day of or on-site sales are possible. All purchases and payments must be made in advance. Our fall online sale was a huge success and our three vendors -Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery, and East Fork of Sevierville – are back with even more plant choices! Please support these three vendors as they have so loyally supported the UT Arboretum plant sale fundraisers for many years! Contact UT Arboretum Education Coordinator for questions at email@example.com
Tuesday, March 23rd at 7pm, EST,Froggy Went a Courtin’ -Spring is here and local frogs are active. There are 15 species of frogs and toads in the Tennessee Valley. In each case, the males croon to attract the attention of the females. But each species croaks at a different time and from different locations. You often do not see them because they are camouflaged to blend into their watery places, but you certainly hear them. Join local natural historian Stephen Lyn Bales via Zoom for this presentation hosted by the UT Arboretum Society. The class is free, you do not even have to leave home, but registration is required. For questions or registration issues, please contact Michelle Campanis, UT Arboretum Education Coordiantor at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Stephen Lyn or buy one of his UT Press books go to Instagram @stephenlynbales or email him at email@example.com