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Fall Kingfisher Hike a Slow Journey with Many Sights at Canopy and Ground Levels

Story by Burnetta Hinterthuer Since I had never been on the Kingfisher Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, my sister and I scouted the trail before I led this hike. Even though she told friends afterwards that she had hiked … Continue reading

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Threebirds Orchid One of August Delights on Kings River Falls Hike

(Story by Burnetta Hinterthuer) OCT. 30, 2011 | While driving Highway 16 on August 28, 2011, I noticed white flowers     blooming along the highway but couldn’t get a really good view of them. Slowing down, I realized that they were … Continue reading

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“Bring Nature Home,” Ecologist Tells Society at Fall Meeting

An evening lecture by the popular ecologist Douglas W. Tallamy was standing room only September 30 at the fall conference of the Arkansas Native Plant Society.

Using dramatic data, stunning photographs, and a carefully pitched blend of humor and motivation, Tallamy told society members they can help restore biodiversity by using native plants in their home gardens. Continue reading

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Yellow False Foxglove in Bloom at Bell Slough during Fall Meeting

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OCT. 10, 2011 | Society members on one of the fall hikes of the Arkansas Native Plant Society found yellow false foxglove (Aureolaria flava) in bloom at the Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area.

“This is the first time we did a fall nature walk identifying herbaceous plants at Bell Slough,” Dave Danner said. “The group identified 11 new fall-blooming wildflowers and three new woody plants. Yellow false foxglove was a personal favorite.” Larry Price, who led the walk with Martha Bowden, pointed out anglepod milkweed (Matelea gonocarpus), a food source for migrating Monarch butterflies. Continue reading

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