IJAMS offers birdhouse workshop

IJAMS Nature Center in downtown Knoxville is already offering Spring programs, including a class in making birdhouses from gourds on March 12, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will start with a clean hard–shell gourd with a pre-cut hole, perfect for wrens, finches and other small song birds. The class will cover how to grow, dry and clean gourds.

Class attendees will also personalize the gourd by choosing paint or stain, color and decoration.

The fee for this workshop, including all materials, is $20 per person. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

Ijams Nature Center is a 300-arce urban greenspace and environmental learning center. Ijams’ mission is to encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences. Photo courtesy IJAMS.

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