Standing by the Riddle Cabin at the South Fork Nature Center, Don Richardson and Don Culwell of the Gates Rogers Foundation’s Board, provided a history of the Center as well as future plans. The Arkansas Native Plant Society field trip, organized by Brent Baker, occurred on May 19th. Brent helped with a vascular plant inventory for the site which was conducted in 2005.
Participants pause in a bedrock-bottomed stream bed a short distance above Greers Ferry Lake. A nearby Eastern Hognose Snake, disturbed by all the activity, displayed its head-flattening defense before moving to its safe haven.
For information on the South Fork Nature Center, including its plants and trails, see www.southforknaturecenter.org.