Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kyker Bottoms Refuge....

On September 4, 2009, the Wildlife Botany class visited Kyker Bottoms Refuge managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) to learn moist-soil wetland plants and upland species not commonly found in the Blue Ridge Province. The field trip was a great success and students learned a variety of new plants, as well as habitat management practices that created this “small paradise for wildlife” in East Tennessee. The students were able to assist the Wildlife Manager with a prescribed burn to prepare a few fields for an upcoming quota dove hunt. Needless to say, this was a highlight for many of the students, and the manager was happy to have plenty of laborers around to assist. Special thanks to Mr. Bill Smith!

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