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Spider-ology 101
2016-10-22 17:14
•We will be looking for you!Yesterday afternoon was my third Invertebrates class for the Ed-Ventures home school families. After a short indoor formal class on insects, spiders and my… Read More
Familiar Monarchs
2016-10-18 00:45
•Group facilitator Angelique shows Sara Cate a monarch up closeWe still have monarch butterflies migrating through the Tennessee Valley.Yesterday Jennifer and Wayne Roder with thei… Read More
Monarch Tagging
2016-10-14 11:40
•Oliver with one of 14 monarchs he caughtLast Friday found me on Sparks Lane in Cades Cove. We were there to net and tag monarch butterflies. Clare Datillo and Aimer Davis are both volu… Read More
Thank You, Citywide
2016-10-12 13:12
•Thank you to Mike Nichols and the Citywide Service Club for inviting me to speak at their noon luncheon. I spoke about the University of Tennessee Press, publishing and the public… Read More
Meet And Greet
2016-10-11 20:23
•Photo by Chuck CooperIt's a splendiferous day to visit Ijams. Today you can meet one of the injured animals the education department cares for at the top of every hour beginning at n… Read More
Balsam Mountain Visit
2016-10-11 17:23
•Don't you just love owls! Naturalist Jen Knight with barn owl, Luna.Coming in 2017Last evening, I spoke to a group at Balsam Mountain Preserve in Sylva, North Carolina about my first t… Read More
Hedge Apples?
2016-10-11 17:23
•My friend Tamera Partin from Mast General Store sent me this photo of her niece Nora taken near Fort Loudoun State Park in Monroe County. Nora is holding the fruit of an Osage orange… Read More
Blending In
2016-10-07 10:53
•Where's Waldo?Can you spot the bird? Those that survive are those that better blend into their environs. Ijams regular Jason Dykes writes, "I was recently looking through som… Read More
Who's Got Your Back?
2016-09-27 13:56
•She's a man-eater!"If you're in it for love, you ain't gonna get too far, Oh-oh, here she comes. Watch out boy she'll chew you up. Oh-oh, here she comes. She's a mantid-eater," sang… Read More
Blue Morpho
2016-09-25 00:06
•Beautiful Morpho Phia-ides in center. Photo by Linda Knott.We had a rare visit from a blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) last Sunday afternoon at my Flutterby-ology class at Ijams… Read More

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