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Welcome to the online home of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society! Here you will find our newsletter, information about our upcoming meetings and field trips, and other exciting news about what is happening with our group.

For the current issue of the newsletter, click here.

Monthly Meetings

April 1 - Urban Hikes in Knoxville and Knox County

Please join us on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:45 PM for this presentation by Ron Shrieves, Mac Post, and Christine Hamilton, authors of the book with the same title recently published by the Legacy Parks Foundation. The book grew out of their desire to encourage hikers to rethink why and where they hike. More than just physical exercise, the authors were inclined to describe hike venues in terms of the potential for stimulating sightings of birds, flowers, geological formations, architecture, vistas, or their role in important historical events, all in areas close to home.

KTOS member Ron Shrieves, an aspiring birder and nature photographer, will present a slide show about the book project including  hiking the trails, photography, compiling data, and preparing maps.

Mac Post will discuss the Sierra Club’s “Inspiring Connections Outdoors” (ICO) program for area youth, using Knoxville’s “Urban Wilderness” as a venue for providing positive outdoor experiences.  He sees possibilities for co-operation with the KTOS Discover Birds program. For more information about ICO:  http://tennessee.sierraclub.org/broome/aspx/ico.aspx.

The meeting will be held in Room 118 of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Click here for directions.

Field Trips

Kyker Borroms Refuge - Sunday, March 1, 7:15 am

Forks of the River WMA - Sunday, March 8, 8:00 am

Cades Cove - Saturday, March 14, 8:00 am

Maryville Greenway, Saturday, March 28, 8:00 am

Sharp's Ridge Clean-up, Saturday, April 4, 9:00 am

Full details about these field trips are available here.

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