Sunday, November 8, 2015

Today at Ijams

She's intense! If you're a grasshopper, 
her face could be the last you ever see. 

Join us today at Ijams. Here's our program schedule:

1 PM Meet a feisty American kestrel, 
the smallest bird of prey in the TN Valley
If the female kestrel (4 oz.) weighed as much as a local female bald eagle (9+ lbs.) she would dismember me with nary a sigh, instead she simply eyes my outstretched finger. She's focused. Watch me contain her. Free to public.

2 PM Meet an unassuming albino black rat snake, 
and learn about her rare genetic disorder
Found in someone's basement, she's a gentle and vulnerable beauty. Free to public.

3 PM Mindfulness Walk (Recommended for adults) The Ijams Sanctuary Series is a new program designed to help visitors slow down and appreciate all the beauty in their surroundings. “Shinrin-Yoku,” or forest bathing, is the slow, meditative exploration of the forest using all five senses. By removing distractions such as cell phones, cameras and even talking, participants are able to truly engage with their surroundings and experience the restorative properties of nature. Join me for some quiet time. The fee for this program is $7 for Ijams members and $10 for non-members. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

Plus we have two groups of scouts—Packs 110 and 630—stopping by to work on their "Fur, Feathers and Ferns" badge requirements.

Such fun! 

Albino black rat snake

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