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Ijams Phenology

Adult volunteers, largely graduates of the Tennessee Naturalist Certification Program, school groups, home school families, with nature center staff providing the support and training will contribute phenology data from Ijams Phenology Nature Center to a national database, engage volunteers, home school groups, puplic school youth, and summer day camp youth participants in citizen science. The group has seven plots they are observing in Knoxville, TN:

Secret Pond Plot
Latitude: 35.95704, Longitude: -83.86986
(from google maps – 35.957141, -83.870236)

Tree List

  • Pignut Hickory, Carya glabra
  • Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa
  • Northern Red Oak, Quercus rubra
  • Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum
  • American Beech, Fagus gradifolia
  • Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum
  • Tulip Tree, Lirodendron

River Trail Plot
Latitude: 35.95719, Longitude: -83.86659

Tree List

  • Basswood, Tilia americana
  • Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa
  • Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis
  • Spicebush, Lindera benzoin
  • White Oak, Quercus alba
  • Silverbell, Halesia tetraptera
  • Redbud, Cercis canadensis
  • Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum

Organization Type: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Under-served how?: 
Ijams Phenology is involving students from Knoxville Title 1 schools.
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
First Observation Date: 
August, 2017
Partner Group
Annual Reports: