May 9, 2015 – Arkansas Audubon Society’s Gillam Park Preserve

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.

May 9, 2015 – Arkansas Audubon Society’s Gillam Park Preserve, Little Rock, Arkansas – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN and THUNDERSTORMS – STAY TUNED FOR AN AUGUST RESCHEDULING IF THE TEMPS ARE MANAGEABLE.

Eric Hunt & Eric Sundell Brent Baker will co-lead. Meet at 10:00am at swimming pool parking lot at the end of Gillam Park Road. (GPS for the end of Gillam Park Road is 34.702725, -92.252850)

To reach the preserve, take Exit 1 for Springer Blvd. off of I-440 and head south on Springer Blvd/AR365. Gillam Park road is the first right after the Arkansas Audubon Society building. Pull through gate to swimming pool parking area.

Taxodium distichum

Taxodium distichum along an oxbow of Fouche Creek in Arkansas Audubon’s Gillam Park Preserve

Audubon Arkansas Nature Center includes bottomland hardwood forest, cypress-lined oxbow, upland white oak/hickory, post oak savannah, and ultra-rare nepheline syenite glades within its 400 acres.

The field trip will be in two parts – the first part will explore the upland white oak/hickory habitat on the way to see the rare glades. We will return to the parking area and take a rest/lunch break and then make our way to the Fouche Creek cypress oxbow.

Wear sturdy shoes. Be prepared for wet ground in the bottomlands if we’ve had good rains. Bring water, lunch and insect repellent.

Contact Eric Hunt ( or 415-225-6561) for more information or reservations.