Saturday, Oct. 23
Seven Islands State Birding Park wraps up its “Birdability Week” with an ADA Trail Accessible Birding Tour starting at 8 a.m. Join Ranger Clare for a leisurely birding tour along the paved ADA accessible trail. Wheelchairs and strollers welcome. Pass through grassland habitats, Wayne’s Pond, and out to the bridge over the French Broad River. Bring binoculars. The event is free. For more information or to register go here or call 715-630-6848.
Seven Islands will also host its Kid’s Birding Program: Bird Adaptations as part its monthly Kid’s Birding Club for ages 8-12. Everyone is invited to join in and first-time participants will get a birding journal to keep track of their sightings. Meet Ranger Clare at the Bluebird Barn at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per kid, and the program should run to about 3 p.m. Please wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle. For more information or to register go here or call 715-630-6848.
Sunday, Oct. 24
Seven Islands hosts Birding with Vols starting at 8 a.m. Join the UT Bird Club on a 2- to 3-mile birding hike. This is a great way for birders caught between the older and younger crowds to hang out with like-minded folk and search for some amazing birds. Bring binoculars. The event is free. For more information or to register go here or call 715-630-6848.
Go to OutdoorKnoxville.com to find other activities.
Carol Evans is executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation.