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Ijams Nature Center

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The festival also features nature talks led by expert gardeners, naturalists and birders, as well as visits with Ijams’ animal ambassadors, kids’ activities and crafts. Read more

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“Preserving the native plants, trees and grasses of this region provides a healthy habitat for native animals, birds, insects and fish to thrive,” Ijams Executive Director Amber Parker said. Read more

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Come early to watch bird banding and release. Read more

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The annual tradition brings thousands of people to the nature center to enjoy food trucks, a beer garden and outdoor screenings of beloved movies. Read more

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Knoxville celebrates its 225th birthday this October. I’ve lived here since 1984. You’d think the place wouldn’t hold too many secrets left for me to discover. Or at least that’s what I thought. Read more