At her rehab facility on Signal Mountain, Kate Kinnear has squirrels that range in age from newborns to adults ready to be released into the wild.
A 17-acre wetlands donated to UTC about two years ago is now an outdoor laboratory for students. But first on the agenda is trash pickup and, so far, about two tons have been hauled out, including TVs, tires, car parts and lots of plastic and glass bottles.
Award-winning author, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray will give a talk on the UTC campus about heirloom seeds, agrodiversity and the future of food. The event is scheduled for Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Raccoon Mountain Room of the UTC University Center.
The UTC Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences has a new specimen to add to its collection in the UTC Natural History Museum. A six-foot-long, nearly 100-pound one. The department recently received a specimen of a giant anteater from the Nashville Zoo. The animal died of natural causes.
As the push for local, organic produce grows, the humble bee is being recognized as an important participant in farming rather than a pesky stinger.
As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, UTC observed Arbor Day with the planting of three new trees grown from seeds by a UTC student.