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Thursday November 3, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
Stephen Lyn Bales with Barred Owl

Owls are so mysterious. Being nocturnal, they are active when we are asleep and hidden during our daylight hours. We often hear them hooting in the darkness but do not know who or where they are. Learn all about the owls of East Tennessee and perhaps what’s hooting in your woods!

Join naturalist, Stephen Lyn Bales, who has worked with owls for 24 years, and UT Arboretum education coordinator Michelle Campanis for the November First Thursday Nature Supper Club “Who’s That Hooting? and it will be about our local owls.

Due to some scheduling issues this addition will be pre-recorded. The program is free and closed captions are available.. Please register below to receive the recording. For any registration issues, please contact Michelle Campanis .

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Thursday November 17, 2022 7:00 PM EST
 
Bobcat on porch

 Everyone has a favorite mammal, and we have many in Tennessee. Join the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s virtual program with naturalist Don Hazel as we learn about the amazing mammals in our state, from chipmunks, otters, and armadillos to bears, bobcats, and wild boars! What is your favorite mammal?

“Mammals are particularly interesting to us, maybe because we humans are mammals,” said Hazel. “From this session, you will get a great overview of our Tennessee mammals.” There will also have a question-and-answer period at the end of the program.

Don and his wife Nancy are retired and have lived in Fairfield Glade, near Crossville Tennessee for 16 years. Having a life-long interest in nature, Don writes a twice-monthly nature column for the Glade Sun and Crossville Chronicle newspapers. He is the president of the Tennessee Bluebird Society, a member of the Friends of the Trails organization, and president of the Fairfield Glade Fly Fishing Club.

This Zoom program has closed captions available and will be recorded and sent to all who register. Please note this program is Eastern Time Zone.

Please contact UT Arboretum Education Coordinator Michelle Campanis for any questions or registration issues.

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Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00 AM EST
 
Flyer for Third Saturday Hike

Join us on Saturday, November 19 at 9am for a hike designed to be an introduction to the arboretum and enjoyable for everyone. The hike is usually around 2 miles and is guided by our volunteers. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Fitness levels vary so we do not give a rating for this hike. No pets please due to our status as a research facility. No registration needed. When in doubt get outside!

Thursday December 1, 2022 7:00 PM EST
 
Red panda cubs Spandeau and Wicket, born on July 31, 1987, and grew up together at the Knoxville Zoo.  

East Tennessee is filled with a grand biodiversity of plants and animals. Our presenter, naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales, has written three books and over 600 newspaper and magazine articles about nature and natural history. Join us for December’s First Thursday Nature Supper Club as Stephen shares his favorite stories about some unique and unexpected plants and animals he has encountered during his career. Osage orange, freshwater jellyfish, rufous hummingbirds, pawpaws, 17-year cicadas, red pandas, bald eagles, wild turkeys and the return of smoky madtoms are a few of the interesting stories Stephen Lyn has written about in the past 30 years and will share with us.

Join UT Arboretum education coordinator Michelle Campanis and Stephen Lyn for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” their next UT Arboretum First Thursday Supper Club on December 1 at 7 p.m. EST via Zoom. The program is free but you must register at to receive the Zoom link and recording. Closed captions are available. Contact Michelle at mcampani@tennessee.edu for questions or registration issues.

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