Don Crank, John Simpson, and Eric Sundell will lead a field trip to Meyers Creek on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Meet at Burl’s Smoke House on U.S. Hwy 270 in Crystal Springs (west of Hot Springs) for a 10 a.m. departure. (The smoke house is on the right/north about 300 yards west of jct 270 with the road to Crystal Springs Landing on Lake Ouachita.) We’ll be back at the smokehouse for lunch between 12-1. The site enjoys permanent water from a seep and is rich in ferns, orchids, and a diversity of other flowering plants as well as a canopy of large umbrella magnolias. The walk will not be difficult, but it does involve crossing the creek: wear knee boots or other footwear to get across. Call Don (501-679-5299), John (501-321-0419), or Eric (870-723-1089) if you have any questions and to let them know you are coming!
Field trips of the Arkansas Native Plant Society are for members. Botanists from around the state lead these educational walks. While on the trails, participants may ask questions, take photographs, and learn about the ecology of the area.
Membership information is available here.