June 5, 2015 – Ouachita Mountain Glades

Field trips of the Arkansas Native Plant Society are for current and future members. (That’s right: Everyone is welcome!)

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Botanists from around the state lead these enjoyable and informative walks. Please let trip leaders know you are coming in case of last minute changes. Be sure to call them if the weather is uncertain.

June 5, 2015 – Ouachita Mountain Glades, Arkansas

Leader: Susan Hooks
Phone: (501) 282-5365
Email: shooks@fs.fed.us

Join Forest Service botanist Susan Hooks on a trip to explore glade communities in the Ouachita National Forest. The glades are sparsely covered in cedar and elm trees with exposed rock, which creates a unique habitat for locally rare species such as the aquatic pillwort (Pilularia americana), a little fern that looks like a grass with fiddle heads.

The glades are near roads and the terrain is fairly flat. We should see a variety of spring wildflowers, grasses, lichens, and mosses. We will begin at Fulton Branch glades and if time permits we will visit other glades near the Mt. Ida area.

We will meet at 10:00 am Burl’s Smoke House on US Hwy 270 west of Hot Springs on the west side of Crystal Springs. You will need to bring your lunch and plenty of water.
Contact Susan to sign up for this trip