Blog By Joan Greene, Tennessee Naturalist Program __ Photo: Common or European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris The annual Great Backyard Bird Count 2022 begins Friday, February 18 through Monday, February 21. This year the bird count (GBBC) is celebrating 25 years of people across the globe coming together to enjoy and document birds. The count was
by Joan Greene “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” Yoko Ono There is something about the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the longest night, that marks the true beginning
Landscaping with Native Plants . . . In the spring many of us think about cleaning out flower beds and planting native plants that brighten our landscape and provide for Tennessee wildlife.
by Joan Greene Baby, it is cold outside. On winter days like today one becomes aware of the tenaciousness of birds. According to Bernd Heinrich in Cornell’s All About Birds blog, “They (birds) solve the winter survival problem in many ways, often by doing many things at once. . . . The most simple formula:
by Joan Greene According to Wikipedia: A BioBlitz, also written without capitals as bioblitz, is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct the field study over a set period of time. On Saturday, September 12, 2020,
Field botany is back! This TNP sponsored 36-hour Field Botany course will span four weekends during the year in various Middle and East Tennessee locations. Instruction will focus on field ID techniques through an introduction to plant morphology, botanical terms, and plant communities using various field guides, plant keys, and other resources. Each weekend class