Thursday, October 7 at 7pm EDT – Often you see a bird of prey at a distance or only get a fleeting glimpse. Is that large bird a hawk, an eagle or maybe even an osprey? Join natural historian Stephen Lyn Bales and Michelle Campanis, the UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, for the UT Arboretum Society’s First Thursday Nature Supper Club via Zoom on October 7 at 7pm EDT. In this program you’ll learn some quick tips on identifying East Tennessee’s eagles, vultures, owls, hawks, and falcons. The class is free, and registration is required to receive your Zoom link. The program will be recorded, and closed captioning is available. Contact Michelle Campanis for questions or registration issues at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Lyn Bales is a native East Tennessean, naturalist, writer, artist, speaker, and the author of Natural Histories, Ghost Birds and Ephemeral by Nature all published by the University of Tennessee Press. You may contact him at email@example.com
Save the date for our UT Arboretum Fall Plant Sale which will be online again this year due to ongoing concerns about Covid-19. The online catalog will open for shopping on Saturday, September 25th at 10am and close on Friday, October 8 at 5pm EDT. Pickup will be one day only, Friday, October 15 from 9am -6:30pm at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. You will schedule your pickup time on the check-out page – don’t forget to choose a pickup time!! We are excited about welcoming back our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery, East Fork of Sevierville and we are happy to have Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm joining our plant sale for the first time! You may browse the catalog now here but you will not be able to load a cart and check out until shopping opens at 10am on Saturday, September 25. All sales will be online. There will not be any sales on pickup day.