Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mt. Magazine Field Trip High on Butterflies

The Arkansas Native Plant Society field trip on 2,753-feet-high Mt. Magazine on June 2, 2012 drew 14 people and dozens of butterflies. And this was scarcely odd because Lori Spencer, author of the comprehensive, beautifully illustrated field guide, Arkansas Butterflies and … Continue reading

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Eight Applicants Receive Scholarships and Awards

Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) was delighted to receive a record number of applications for grants and scholarships in 2012. Money for those awards comes from three sources within the ANPS budget: (1) Memberships, specifically, Supporting, Family, Contributing, and Lifetime … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Water Stargrass on Buffalo

Peggy Kratzer sent these pictures of water stargrass, Heteranthera dubia, that she and Amy Johnson discovered on July 11 growing and blooming both beside and in the water along the Buffalo River near Painted Bluff at Buffalo Point.

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Under the Umbrella Magnolia Trees: Field Trip to Meyers Creek Seep

By Eric Sundell If my count is right, there were 26 of us at Burl’s Country Smokehouse at ten o’clock, Wednesday morning, May 30. What a turnout! The main event, Meyers Creek, would be rich in ferns. But our first … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Powdery Thalia at a Master Gardener Project

One of the Southeast’s most spectacular wildflowers is on display in a small Pulaski County Master Gardener landscape on the south side of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock: powdery thalia, Thalia dealbata, a native of Arkansas wetlands in … Continue reading

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Ozark Chinquapin a Notable Find at South Fork Nature Center

Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) Charter Member and South Fork volunteer Don Culwell added a few details about the ANPS Field Trip on May 19, 2012, as well as some information about South Fork Nature Center and the Gates Rogers Foundation:

One of the most notable finds on the walk was the Ozark chinquapin (Castanea pumila). Continue reading

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Snapshots of the Vogelpohl Field Trip on June 2

Article and photos by Sid Vogelpohl View of Mount Magazine from the Vogelpohl Place (looking south).  The highest elevation of the mountain (2,753 feet above sea level) is Summit Hill shown at left-center.  The Mount Magazine Lodge is below the … Continue reading

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