Stephen Lyn Bales: ‘Animals I have cared for’

Melanie StatenOur Town Outdoors

Animals I Have Cared For, a virtual program by naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales, is Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. EDT.

Over the past 25 years, local naturalist and author Stephen Lyn Bales has helped care for many injured, non-releasable birds of prey. From grumpy great horned owls to feisty kestrels to cutie pie screech owls, all have different “personalities.” Join UT Arboretum education coordinator, Michelle Campanis, and Stephen Lyn Bales via Zoom for this program as we meet these animals on Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. EDT.

The June First Thursday Nature Supper Club presentation is hosted by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is free, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the recording. The program will be recorded and sent to all who register. Register at under Programs. Please contact Michelle at for any questions or registration issues.

To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2024. It is one of the 10 University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture AgResearch and Education Centers located throughout Tennessee. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.

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Melanie Staten is a public relations consultant with her husband, Vince.


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