A wildlife management nature walk is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, January 20, in the Freels Bend area in south Oak Ridge.
“Have you ever seen a deer foraging in a field or heard a field sparrow calling in the distance and wondered what could be done to help these species of wildlife?” a press release said. “Join wildlife experts from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.”
The wildlife management nature walk in the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area is scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20. Discussions during the tour, which is rescheduled from a rained-out date in October, will include game species, species of concern, and how to manage for them in fields and forests, the press release said.
Walk leader Aubrey Deck will discuss the management practices that can change the vegetation these animals rely on for food and cover, and dispel common misunderstandings about wildlife, the press release said.
Walking will be over gravel and dirt roads. Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water, the press release said.
Registered participants (there is a limit of 25) will meet at the parking lot behind the ORISE building at the corner of Bethel Valley and Pumphouse Roads. No pets please. To register, contact Tracy Clem at (865) 574-5151 or [email protected].
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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