For the first time in its 90-year history, Ijams has confirmed it is home to a nesting wild turkey.
Wild turkeys aren't entirely uncommon across the area these days, but at one point they were on the brink of disappearing from East Tennessee because of several decades of over-hunting and the loss of important food sources like the American Chestnut by the early 1900s.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency fought to reintroduce the species to the area, and now the wild turkey an be found across every county in the state again.
Ijams said the nest was discovered by one its hiking club members.
If you're wondering where you can find the nest, Ijams said that's top secret. The location will remain hidden to protect the mother's privacy and the eggs' viability, as if the mother is disturbed she might be flushed from her incubation duties.