March 3, 2014 – Monday at 7:00 PM, AETN is airing a program titled “Champion Trees”. Featured in the documentary are champion trees from throughout Arkansas, from Fayetteville to Helena and many points in between. Also featured is Hot Springs artist Linda Palmer who has spent years photographing and drawing these trees. It is an original documentary which had a limited debut showing at the Clinton School in Little Rock two weeks ago and includes a brief but poignant sound bite by our own ANPS tree specialist Eric Sundell. More information is available at http://www.aetn.org/championtrees, where there is a short video, a biography of Linda Palmer, and a photo gallery of the trees featured in the documentary.
March 8, 2014 – Arkansas Native Plant Society will have a table at the Conway Home Expo held at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Conway AR. On April 8th, at 11 am, President Betty Owen will be speaking on “One Gardener’s Journey with Arkansas Native Plants On a Dry, Rocky, Mostly Shade Hilltop.” For more information .
April 26-27, 2014 – Herbs and Botanicals Weekend - for more information http://www.fireomearth.com/workshop_events.htm#foster
May 17, 2014 – The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission will be hosting a volunteer event at Warren Prairie Natural Area on Saturday, May 17th. For more information go to http://www.naturalheritage.com/news-events/whats-new/volunteers-needed/default.aspx.
ARKANSAS AUDUBON SOCIETY’S HALBERG ECOLOGY CAMP. Is there an 11 or 12 year old in your life who might enjoy hands-on, outdoor study of birds, bugs, snakes, mammals, plants, and rocks? If so, please remember that every summer AAS offers two one-week, sleepover ecology camps at Camp Clearfork in the Ouachita Mountains west of Hot Springs. This year’s dates are: June 8-13 and June 15-20. Read all about it at arbirds.org or contact Executive Director Liz Fulton at email@example.com or 501-663-9380. 2014 marks our 35th year to offer the camp!
ARKANSAS AUDUBON SOCIETY’S ADULT NATURAL HISTORY WORKSHOPS. Mark your calendars for a weekend (Saturday-Sunday) workshop at beautiful Ferncliff Camp in Ferndale, just west of Little Rock. Two of the 2013 workshops will be back by popular demand: Arkansas Mammals with Renn Tumlinson and Native Tree ID with Eric Sundell. Two new workshops on landscaping with native plants and Arkansas butterflies are full, however you can sign on to the waiting list and keep your fingers crossed. Registration started April 1st; meanwhile, save the date: September 20-21, 2014. More info at arbirds.org or contact Barry Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-821-4097.