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Birding, TVA Songbird Trail

River Bluff Small Wild Area Trail 47 Norris Freeway, Rocky Top, TN, United States

This morning outing combines a 2-mile relaxing walk with the joy and excitement of birding. Non-birders who are curious about birding are welcome. The packed gravel trail is well known by local birders as a birding hotspot. Bring water and binoculars (if you have them). Details online. Must pre-register by contacting Ron Shrieves at ronshrieves@gmail.com  

Autumn Glory in the Smokies with the Sierra Club – Oct 15-20

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 9275 Tremont Road, Knoxville, TN, United States

During this adventure, you’ll stay on Tremont’s campus inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each day will begin with a hearty breakfast and packing a trail lunch. Then, the group will travel to the trail location for the day’s hike and return mid to late afternoon to relax and/or socialize. In the evenings, you’ll be […]

Volunteer Workday at Dean’s Woods

Dean's Woods Germantown Ln, Knoxville, TN, United States

We continue to rid Dean's Wood of invasive, exotic weeds. Dean's Wood is a paradise of native vernal flora from March - May, but the natives are being overrun by invasive exotics. Help us pull, cut, dig, or otherwise eliminate the invaders. Bring hand tools for pruning, sawing or digging. Register online.

Harvey Broome Sierra Club Program

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, United States

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for our club meeting. This month’s program features Collaborations for Conservation by Nancy Manning, Executive Director TCWP. In this presentation, Nancy will discuss the historical and ongoing successes of TCWP, the enduring inspiration that propels us forward in the face of persistent threats, and a proposal […]

Wildlife Float, Rankin Wildlife Management Area, Douglas Lake

We'll explore backwaters accessible only by canoe or kayak and learn about wildlife that inhabits this wetland paradise. The float is suitable for paddlers with reasonable flat-water paddling skills - no currents to contend with. Limited to 4 boats in addition to the leader. Expect about 5 miles of flatwater paddling. You'll have to arrange […]

Hike for Nature

Mac Post will lead a saunter of not more than a few miles in the South Knoxville Urban Wilderness where all the participants will become community scientists observing plants, animals, fungi, and other wildlife and collecting data using the iNaturalist app on cell phones. Register online. Contact Mac Post mpost3116@gmail.com for meetup location. The annual City Nature […]

Day Hike at Laurel-Snow State Natural Area

With the water flowing, the hike along Richland Creek, including inflow from Laurel Falls, provides awesome scenery. We'll hike up the historic trail that follows Richland Creek through an old mining area before turning to ascend the ridge on which the falls are located. We'll also take the spur trail out to Buzzard Point, where […]

Harvey Broome Sierra Club Program

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, United States

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for our club meeting. This month’s program features Collaborations for Conservation by Nancy Manning, Executive Director TCWP. In this presentation, Nancy will discuss the historical and ongoing successes of TCWP, the enduring inspiration that propels us forward in the face of persistent threats, and a proposal […]

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