The UT Arboretum Society will host a fall Meet and Greet followed by a fall wildflower walk on the UT Arboretum grounds, September 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m.


The public is invited for a Meet and Greet at the UT Arboretum Visitor’s Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Coffee and donuts will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Kris Light, an expert naturalist, educator and photographer will lead this fun, educational and easy walk.  Participants may want to bring a camera to take pictures of the many wildflowers on the Arboretum grounds.


Describing the walk, Light said, “Most people think of springtime as wildflower season, but late summer and fall color the fields and roadsides in gold, purple and white. Come to the UT Arboretum to learn more about the wildflowers of the fields. “


For more information on the Wildflower Walk or the UT Arboretum Society, call 865-483-3571.


Celebrating 51 years in 2016,  this event is one of many activities that are offered  by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.


The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.