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About jpgeek

Software and Native Plant Nerd

ANPS Field Trip on May 18 to Blackland Prairies

Join Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission botanist Theo Witsell on a return field trip to explore and inventory two of the state’s highest quality blackland prairie remnants. We will meet at Terre Noire Natural Area near Arkadelphia at 9:30 am. We’ll … Continue reading

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I ♥ Champion Trees

Arkansas’ champion trees are the biggest of their kind within the state. Each species has a champion. The Arkansas Forestry Commission keeps score, posting the current champions on its website and maintaining a list of runners up, close competitors that can gain the title if the current monarch falls or passes on to the Elysian forests. Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Viola pedata

Eric Hunt, an ANPS member from Little Rock, captured this Viola pedata on September 30, 2012 near Cantrell/Highway 10.  The Showy Bird’s Foot Violet is usually a spring bloomer, but is not above trying its luck at fall reproduction. ANPS … Continue reading

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Audubon Natural History Workshop Weekend

What do birds, insects, trees and flowers have in common?  On September 22-23 of 2012, they were each the topic of a workshop sponsored by the Arkansas Audubon Society.  Held at the Ferncliff Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center, just west … Continue reading

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