Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center is located in South Knoxville.
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1 Ijams (pronounced: eye-ams) Nature Center is a beautiful little jewel of a park found along the Tennessee River in South Knoxville. It is located on Island Home Avenue. To get there from downtown Knoxville go on Sevier Ave. to Island Home Ave. You'll f...

Ijams (pronounced: eye-ams) Nature Center is a beautiful little jewel of a park found along the Tennessee River in South Knoxville. It is located on Island Home Avenue. To get there from downtown Knoxville go on Sevier Ave. to Island Home Ave. You'll f...

Ijams (pronounced: eye-ams) Nature Center is a beautiful little jewel of a park found along the Tennessee River in South Knoxville. It is located on Island Home Avenue. To get there from downtown Knoxville go on Sevier Ave. to Island Home Ave. You'll find the park on the left, just past Tennessee School for the Deaf. 2876
2 The Universal Trail near the visitor center at Ijams is wheelchair accessable.

The Universal Trail near the visitor center at Ijams is wheelchair accessable.

The Universal Trail near the visitor center at Ijams is wheelchair accessable. 1446
3 The Beech trail is one of the 5 miles of trails found at the nature center.

The Beech trail is one of the 5 miles of trails found at the nature center.

The Beech trail is one of the 5 miles of trails found at the nature center. 1457
4 Environmental educators teach children about nature. This transect line is one of the teaching tools used by the instructors. Children use the transect to study everything beneath the line.

Environmental educators teach children about nature. This transect line is one of the teaching tools used by the instructors. Children use the transect to study everything beneath the line.

Environmental educators teach children about nature. This transect line is one of the teaching tools used by the instructors. Children use the transect to study everything beneath the line. 1713
5 The trails are well marked. Many are sponsored by local hospitals. Some signs tell a few of the more common wildflowers that are seen along the way.

The trails are well marked. Many are sponsored by local hospitals. Some signs tell a few of the more common wildflowers that are seen along the way.

The trails are well marked. Many are sponsored by local hospitals. Some signs tell a few of the more common wildflowers that are seen along the way. 1516
6 This Geology exhibit along the River Trail shows an interesting fault feature called the "Geologic Fold".

This Geology exhibit along the River Trail shows an interesting fault feature called the "Geologic Fold".

This Geology exhibit along the River Trail shows an interesting fault feature called the "Geologic Fold". 1498
7 The River Trail has a wooden boardwalk built along a rock cliff. This is a good place to look for water birds such as Great Blue Herons. Unfortunately, the Island Home airport is located just across the river, so the sound of small private aircraft lan...

The River Trail has a wooden boardwalk built along a rock cliff. This is a good place to look for water birds such as Great Blue Herons. Unfortunately, the Island Home airport is located just across the river, so the sound of small private aircraft lan...

The River Trail has a wooden boardwalk built along a rock cliff. This is a good place to look for water birds such as Great Blue Herons. Unfortunately, the Island Home airport is located just across the river, so the sound of small private aircraft landing and taking off is a common sound as you hike this trail (but don't let that discourage you from enjoying the trail). 1517
8 The Boardwalk along the River trail must have been quite a challenge to build!

The Boardwalk along the River trail must have been quite a challenge to build!

The Boardwalk along the River trail must have been quite a challenge to build! 1480
9 Maude Moore's Cave is located along the River Trail boardwalk. The cave has bat bars to keep people from entering the cave and disturbing the bats. Disturbing hibernating bats can cause them to use up precious stored fat and they can starve to death. O...

Maude Moore's Cave is located along the River Trail boardwalk. The cave has bat bars to keep people from entering the cave and disturbing the bats. Disturbing hibernating bats can cause them to use up precious stored fat and they can starve to death. O...

Maude Moore's Cave is located along the River Trail boardwalk. The cave has bat bars to keep people from entering the cave and disturbing the bats. Disturbing hibernating bats can cause them to use up precious stored fat and they can starve to death. One bat can eat up to 3000 mosquitoes in one night in the summer, they can live up to 30 years, so bats are great little furry friends! 1858
10 Maude Moore's Cave at Ijams Nature Center

Maude Moore's Cave at Ijams Nature Center

Maude Moore's Cave at Ijams Nature Center 1816
11 The current is very strong at this area of the Tennessee River. Ijams instructors often lead canoe tours along the river.

The current is very strong at this area of the Tennessee River. Ijams instructors often lead canoe tours along the river.

The current is very strong at this area of the Tennessee River. Ijams instructors often lead canoe tours along the river. 1564
12 The rockwall along the boardwalk has interesting plants growing in the cracks. There are lots of mosses, ferns and saxifrage plants.

The rockwall along the boardwalk has interesting plants growing in the cracks. There are lots of mosses, ferns and saxifrage plants.

The rockwall along the boardwalk has interesting plants growing in the cracks. There are lots of mosses, ferns and saxifrage plants. 1502
13 The North Cove trail at Ijams goes through a lovely woods.

The North Cove trail at Ijams goes through a lovely woods.

The North Cove trail at Ijams goes through a lovely woods. 1457
14 Lotus Pond is covered with an aquatic, floating fern called Mosquito Fern. The red color (from the fern leaves) looks a bit freaky, but it is not harmful. This pond is a favorite with children in the summer since it has lots of turtles and frogs!

Lotus Pond is covered with an aquatic, floating fern called Mosquito Fern. The red color (from the fern leaves) looks a bit freaky, but it is not harmful. This pond is a favorite with children in the summer since it has lots of turtles and frogs!

Lotus Pond is covered with an aquatic, floating fern called Mosquito Fern. The red color (from the fern leaves) looks a bit freaky, but it is not harmful. This pond is a favorite with children in the summer since it has lots of turtles and frogs! 1639
15 <strong>Mosquito fern</strong> close up.
<em>Azolla caroliniana</em>

This plant is not quite so creepy looking when you see it up close!

Mosquito fern close up. Azolla caroliniana This plant is not quite so creepy looking when you see it up close!

Mosquito fern close up. Azolla caroliniana This plant is not quite so creepy looking when you see it up close! 1774
16 I found this single Marsh marigold flower blooming at the edge of Lotus Pond in mid-February.

I found this single Marsh marigold flower blooming at the edge of Lotus Pond in mid-February.

I found this single Marsh marigold flower blooming at the edge of Lotus Pond in mid-February. 1510
17 This pink Lenten Rose was just one of many that had covered the hillside along the Discovery Trail. This flower is a garden escape. There is a white version of this flower there too.

This pink Lenten Rose was just one of many that had covered the hillside along the Discovery Trail. This flower is a garden escape. There is a white version of this flower there too.

This pink Lenten Rose was just one of many that had covered the hillside along the Discovery Trail. This flower is a garden escape. There is a white version of this flower there too. 1471
18 This Totem pole is located near the trailhead of the Discovery Trail. It has a turtle, fox, woman, and owl carved into it.

This Totem pole is located near the trailhead of the Discovery Trail. It has a turtle, fox, woman, and owl carved into it.

This Totem pole is located near the trailhead of the Discovery Trail. It has a turtle, fox, woman, and owl carved into it. 1471
19 Ijams is a strong promoter of Green power. These solar panels are used to produce elecricity for the park.

Ijams is a strong promoter of Green power. These solar panels are used to produce elecricity for the park.

Ijams is a strong promoter of Green power. These solar panels are used to produce elecricity for the park. 1472
20 This Turkey Vulture is one of the birds being rehabilitated at the center. Vultures have no feathers on their head in order to help keep clean when eating carrion.

This Turkey Vulture is one of the birds being rehabilitated at the center. Vultures have no feathers on their head in order to help keep clean when eating carrion.

This Turkey Vulture is one of the birds being rehabilitated at the center. Vultures have no feathers on their head in order to help keep clean when eating carrion. 1756

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