It takes 6-9,000 caterpillars to raise one clutch of chickadee babies.
Arkansas Wild Spaces
Central Arkansas is where it all began! In 2006, at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, a need met a solution. The need: trained volunteers who could help supplement the work of the Park Interpreters. The solution: a recently relocated Texas Master Naturalist, Tom Neale. Together the park personnel and Tom created a training program, recruited the first class, and launched the program that has grown to encompass much of the state of Arkansas and has provided thousands of hours of volunteer support to state parks along with dozens of other agencies and entities.
For 14 years, CAMN members have been stewards of the natural areas in Central Arkansas. We have educated the public and introduced the kids to the wonders of nature and the responsibility we all share in caring for it. We’ve built trails, provided housing for birds, monitored the quality of rivers and lakes, picked up litter, removed invasive species, grown and planted native plants, and provided educated citizen scientists. We’ve worked hard and we’ve had fun. And the Natural State has benefited from it all. Come see what we do!
To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service
dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Here's what Bill Toland has to say about the space:
"The major benefit is CAMN having plenty of room for storage rent free saving the chapter $$ over the years. Having a space large enough to have a workshop to make Aldo Leopold benches, wildlife nesting boxes, Signage, and other educational props. My wife appreciates that this stuff is not stored in my garage for the first time in years!! Tired of Bert ringing the doorbell at 11 pm at night wanting a bird box ( and a glass of scotch).
In the process of getting what we need we help an important non profit ( SJCA) inch along in fulfilling their mission that benefits us all.
And now that the PMSP greenhouse project is self supporting we need a worthy project that our members can donate a small amount of their charitable budget to on a one time basis.
This will save us from voting on who is the “ most sympathetic looking member” who will have to beg on a street corner with a misspelled sign!"
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