Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Bring Nature Home,” Ecologist Tells Society at Fall Meeting

An evening lecture by the popular ecologist Douglas W. Tallamy was standing room only September 30 at the fall conference of the Arkansas Native Plant Society.

Using dramatic data, stunning photographs, and a carefully pitched blend of humor and motivation, Tallamy told society members they can help restore biodiversity by using native plants in their home gardens. Continue reading

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Yellow False Foxglove in Bloom at Bell Slough during Fall Meeting

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OCT. 10, 2011 | Society members on one of the fall hikes of the Arkansas Native Plant Society found yellow false foxglove (Aureolaria flava) in bloom at the Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area.

“This is the first time we did a fall nature walk identifying herbaceous plants at Bell Slough,” Dave Danner said. “The group identified 11 new fall-blooming wildflowers and three new woody plants. Yellow false foxglove was a personal favorite.” Larry Price, who led the walk with Martha Bowden, pointed out anglepod milkweed (Matelea gonocarpus), a food source for migrating Monarch butterflies. Continue reading

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White Oak Bayou Walk

Arkansas Native Plant Society members, along with Central Arkansas Master Naturalists, are invited to take a walk in the White Oak Bayou Wetlands (WOB), Pulaski County.  Date for the walk  is Saturday, October 15 at 9 am to 10:30 am.  … Continue reading

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