Field trips of the Arkansas Native Plant Society are for current and future members. (That’s right: Everyone is welcome!) Botanists from around the state lead these enjoyable and informative walks. Be sure to contact the trip leader so they will know to expect you.
Uncertain of the weather? Call the trip leaders to confirm.
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. Dripping Springs in Hot Springs. Leaders: John Simpson (501-276-3204) & Eric Sundell (870-723-1089).
Join two of the Ouachita Mountain Boys for an easy 2 hour walk (round trip) to one of Arkansas’ loveliest mossy rocks, with an abundance of wildflowers along the way. Featherfoil or water-violet, Hottonia inflata, is an uncommon floating aquatic that occurs in the area.
From the landmark Arlington Hotel on Central Avenue travel north for several blocks to turn left (west) around the fountain onto Whittington Ave and then immediately turn right (north) onto Cedar Glades. Travel 1.6 miles to turn right (north) onto Wildcat Road (at sign for Cedar Glades Park). Then travel 2.5 miles crossing one-lane bridge to trail-head at barrier gate. 10 a.m. John’s cell: 501-276-3204, if you lose the way.