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April, 2024

Friday
19
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THIS IS A RESCHEDULED EVENT (ORIGINALLY 20 APRIL) DUE TO WEATHER AND SCHEDULING OF KEY PERSONNEL. Meet at the Parking Lot of Bluffton House across from Double-Drop Falls Trailhead at 1:00 on Friday, 19 April. Three tree plots have been approved by the TNC to be used for new Ozark Chinquapin plantings that will be planted on this date. The plots have been prepped by selective clearing; the objective is to plant, tube and catalog Ozark Chinquapin seeds that have germinated. One site is easily accessible with the other two sites being off-trail; we will have to travel up the nose of a spur that will be an approximate 100’ elevation change. These are experimental plantings whose sites were chosen by assessing positive environmental factors for natural growth with minimal intervention. The trees will be monitored but mostly left to nature unless conditions may require periodic watering. Steve Bost (Founder and President of the Ozark Chinquapin Foundation) and Doug Zollner (Ecologist and Director of Science and Strategy with The Nature Conservancy) will be joining us for the planting. Please bring water and good hiking boots with ankle support. Directions: About 6.0 miles north of the Hwy 65/09 intersection in Clinton on Hwy 65, take County Road 79/Watergate Road (600 feet north and across from Botkinburg Foursquare Church – Correctly located on Google). Continue down Watergate Road (keep right at the fork) and watch for the Double-Drop Falls sign (35.653407,-92.525950), proceed approximately 50 feet, turn right into driveway and continue to the parking in front of Bluffton House (coordinates: 35.652746,-92.527426 - copy and paste into Google Earth or Maps). Call Robert with any questions or if you would like to carpool/caravan at 501-733-4019.
Saturday
20
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Big Maumelle Pavilion
9:00 AM
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Leslie Patrick, instructor This class is out of doors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes for the walking portion of the class. Bring your lunch, snacks and beverages.
Saturday
20
Benny Craig Park
9:00 AM
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Our rescheduled Boom Blast from 4/13 happens here, April 20, in conjunction with Impact the Rock and LR Parks & Rec. Still at Benny Craig, all the usual instructions apply.
Saturday
20
Mtn. View Solar Field off High School Drive. Turn left at the sign for Superintendent's office
9:00 AM
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The main spraying will be done by 4-wheeler, but several members, preferably with backpack sprayers are needed to spray hard-to-reach areas. This event was cancelled on March 13th due to wind.
Saturday
20
Double-Drop Falls Trailhead Bluffton Nature Preserve
10:00 AM
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 1:00 FRIDAY, 19 APRIL DUE TO WEATHER AND SCHEDULING OF KEY PERSONNEL. Meet at the Double-Drop Falls Trailhead at 10:00 on Saturday, 20 April. Three tree plots have been approved by the TNC to be used for new Ozark Chinquapin plantings that will be planted on this date. The plots have been prepped by selective clearing; the objective is to plant, tube and catalog Ozark Chinquapin seeds that have germinated. One site is easily accessible with the other two sites being off-trail; we will have to travel up the nose of a spur that will be an approximate 100’ elevation change. These are experimental plantings whose sites were chosen by assessing positive environmental factors for natural growth with minimal intervention. The trees will be monitored but mostly left to nature unless conditions may require periodic watering. Steve Bost (Founder and President of the Ozark Chinquapin Foundation) and Doug Zollner (Ecologist and Director of Science and Strategy with The Nature Conservancy) will be joining us for the planting. Please bring water and good hiking boots with ankle support. Directions: About 6.0 miles north of the Hwy 65/09 intersection in Clinton on Hwy 65, take County Road 79/Watergate Road (600 feet north and across from Botkinburg Foursquare Church – Correctly located on Google). Continue down Watergate Road (keep right at the fork) and watch for the Double-Drop Falls sign (35.653407,-92.525950 copy and paste into Google Earth or Maps). Call Robert with any questions at 501-733-4019.
Thursday
25
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Location probably Bean Bluff in Gamaliel, finest overlook on Norfork Lake.
Saturday
27
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA)
9:00 AM
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Around 75% of the world‘s flowering plants rely on animal pollinators, with over 200,000 pollinator species involved. One in every three mouthfuls of food we eat are delivered by pollinators! Join DLAMN Master Naturalist Karen Hicks as she explores the hidden world and importance of pollination. You will view pollinators up close, learn fascinating facts about the plant/pollinator connection, and focus on how we can protect this valuable resource for the future. This class will take place in the board room at the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences, and the Arts. Following the class, we will take a tour of the school‘s student developed pollinator garden, led by Dr. Allyn Dodd, biology instructor.
Saturday
27
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Smithsonian‘s Gary Graves will lead a group bird watching on a trail at FB. Gary always has wisdom to share and is remarkable at identifying birds by their sounds. If you‘ve never made it to one of his walks before, try to make this one. We‘re lucky he spends some time with family in our area each spring. Start time is subject to change.
Saturday
27
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library
10:00 AM
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Naturally Arkansas Bringing Nature to Your Yard Saturday, April 27 10:00am - 1:00pm Are you wanting to plant native plants to bring more wildlife to your yard and help nature? Learn what you need to know and buy the plants at CALS 2nd Bringing Nature to Your Yard event. Learn how to bring native bees, butterflies, & birds to your yard--how to select native species--how to start a pollinator garden--how to buy plants--and what plants not to buy--from experts who will be on hand to answer your questions! Learn about environmental groups and programs from exhibitors! Buy native plants from eight local sellers! And bring your kids, because library staff will offer a variety of children‘s activities!
Saturday
27
Morning class will be held at ATU-Russellville. Room 148 in the main administration building, Brown
10:00 AM
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Why Work to Restore Habitat? Larry Price Chapter meeting with lunch Afternoon, What’s that tree? Tree Identification.
Tuesday
30
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State Park Team Last Tuesday of the month, 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Give a helping hand to Bull Shoals White River State Park. Gather to help out with a variety of easy maintenance chores, often easy painting of fences and signs. A specific chore list will be sent about one week ahead of the work date. We‘ll volunteer 8:00-10:00, subject to change with the weather. Category: Volunteer, Natural Area Maintenance; Location: BSWRSP; Contact: Karen Tietmeyer. tietka8@gmail.com; 209-834-7969.

May, 2024

Wednesday
1
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Friday
3
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
7:30 PM
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This program will start inside at 7:30 p.m. and move outside as it gets dark. Jeff Hoeper and Ken Forman will talk about galaxies and as always will have scopes set up for you to use and view these objects. Rain dates will be confirmed as we get closer to the date.
Saturday
4
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
9:00 AM
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Matt Friant, instructor Pinnacle Pavilion at Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Saturday
4
The Nook at the Calico Rock Museum and Visitors Center
11:00 AM
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Come to our chapter meeting and discover what‘s happening with NCAMN. The short, one hour meeting will start at 11:00 am followed by a "bring your own" lunch from 12:00 to 1:00. If you wish, please also bring a dessert to share (with the recipe). You‘ll have time to enjoy talking with old friends as well as explore the Calico Rock Museum and Visitors Center. Following lunch, Shawn Hunter will present a fascinating continuing education program, Saving Endangered Butterflies by Planting for Pollinators. NOTE: Please register for the continuing education presentation separately.
Thursday
9
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details TBD
Thursday
9
Hot Springs Intracity Transit Depot
2:00 PM
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Chapter meeting followed by a presentation by Stephen Hedges from the Arkansas Health Dept. He will discuss tick borne diseases and prevention.
Friday
10
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Grab your clippers and snippers for garden day at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point! Volunteers will meet at Tyler Bend Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the gardens. To carpool or caravan meet at Flippin Walmart to leave by 8:00 a.m. We will leave Tyler Bend before noon and those who wish can continue to Buffalo Point Ranger Station for a brief clean up there. What to bring: Work gloves, your favorite weeding tools, leaf rakes, tubs for weeds and debris. Native plant swap: If you have native plants that have spread, pot them up and bring to trade along with seeds and root cuttings of native shrubs. Lunch: Bring a sack lunch and we will picnic in the park. ACTIVITY: Garden Maintenance - NCAMN SPONSER: National Park Service - Buffalo National River - NCAMN
Saturday
11
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2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191). Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Saturday
11
West Mountain Overlook Hot Springs National Park
9:00 AM
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We‘ll work with Hot Springs National Park (HSNP) team to remove invasive shrubs and plants on West Mountain Sunset Trail. We will meet at the West Mountain loop/lookout (link below as location website). HSNP will provide tools, but bring your gloves, and heavy duty loppers and pruners if you have them.
Saturday
11
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Join us as we partner with Trout Unlimited (TU) and AGFC to maintain the Rim Shoals Trail. Master Naturalists will focus on removing invasive plant species from this lovely riverside trail where native plants are being crowded out by privet and honeysuckle (bush and vining) while TU does their routine spring maintenance on this trail. Rim Shoals Trail is a .75 mile single track trail that provides walk-in access to anglers on the White River. The riverside trail includes a lovely collection of native plants and wildlife along with gorgeous river views. NCAMN members will focus on the first quarter mile of the trail where the privet and bush honeysuckle are dominant. We‘ll use both hand pulling for smaller plants and cut & dab for larger ones. Bring your favorite weeding tool, gloves, sun protection and bug repellant. Log your time as Invasive Species Removal - NCAMN with AGFC - NCAMN as the sponsor.
Wednesday
15
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Thursday
16
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
8:00 AM
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Maintenance of wildflower demonstration gardens. Assist staff with special projects and educational programs as needed. General light maintenance and other duties as needed, in a multi-use natural area managed by AGFC.
Friday
17
The Center at Mountain View
10:00 AM
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Check the ANPS link: www.anps.org. for all schedules. Opportunity to learn more about AR native plants. The Conference is planned at Mountain View, AR. The dates are May 17-19, 2024. Friday is usually Potluck with an excellent talk from experts. The other dates are for hikes getting to know natives and like-minded folks. You do not have to be a member to attend. Can be considered for NIT hours or Continuing Ed. More info will be posted as it becomes available.
Saturday
18
Audubon Center
9:00 AM
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Jeremy Chamberlain, instructor
Saturday
18
Lake Ouachita State Park
9:00 AM
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Arkansas is home to some of the most diverse plant and animal life in the United States. This is no less true for the diversity of the state‘s geology. Here is your chance to learn firsthand about the fascinating geological processes that produced Arkansas and has such a profound effect on its flora and fauna. Our class will be led by Angela Chandler, Assistant Director of the Arkansas Geological Survey. After her classroom presentation, Angela will lead us on a float trip to explore the unique geology of Lake Ouachita, with the assistance of Emily Stubblefield with Lake Ouachita State Park. What an exciting way to see and experience the geology of Arkansas.
Saturday
18
The Center at Mountain View
10:00 AM
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Check the ANPS link: www.anps.org. for all schedules. Opportunity to learn more about AR native plants. The Conference is planned at Mountain View, AR. The dates are May 17-19, 2024. Friday is usually Potluck with an excellent talk from experts. The other dates are for hikes getting to know natives and like-minded folks. You do not have to be a member to attend. Can be considered for NIT hours or Continuing Ed. More info will be posted as it becomes available.
Saturday
18
Baxter Library Studio 300
1:30 PM
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Time was changed to accommodate book sale and a conflict with another group. We will be meeting in Studio 300. Our book discussion centers around What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World‘s Most Enigmatic Birds by Jennifer Ackerman and One More Warbler: A Life with Birds by Victor Emanuel and S. Kirk Walsh. You have the choice of books or read them both. We‘d love to hear your thoughts.
Sunday
19
The Center at Mountain View
10:00 AM
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Check the ANPS link: www.anps.org. for all schedules. Opportunity to learn more about AR native plants. The Conference is planned at Mountain View, AR. The dates are May 17-19, 2024. Friday is usually Potluck with an excellent talk from experts. The other dates are for hikes getting to know natives and like-minded folks. You do not have to be a member to attend. Can be considered for NIT hours or Continuing Ed. More info will be posted as it becomes available.
Saturday
25
Bull Shoals - White River State Park
11:00 AM
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Graduation ceremony for 2024 NCAMN NiTs
Tuesday
28
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State Park Team Last Tuesday of the month, 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Give a helping hand to Bull Shoals White River State Park. Gather to help out with a variety of easy maintenance chores, often easy painting of fences and signs. A specific chore list will be sent about one week ahead of the work date. We‘ll volunteer 8:00-10:00, subject to change with the weather. Category: Volunteer, Natural Area Maintenance; Location: BSWRSP; Contact: Karen Tietmeyer. tietka8@gmail.com; 209-834-7969.
Wednesday
29
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

June, 2024

Saturday
1
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
12:00 PM
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The annual meeting for AMN will take place during BioBlast ‘24 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Zoom is available for those who are not able to attend in-person, but would like to participate in the meeting.
Saturday
8
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2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191). Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Wednesday
12
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Friday
14
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Grab your clippers and snippers for garden day at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point! Volunteers will meet at Tyler Bend Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the gardens. To carpool or caravan meet at Flippin Walmart to leave by 8:00 a.m. We will leave Tyler Bend before noon and those who wish can continue to Buffalo Point Ranger Station for a brief clean up there. What to bring: Work gloves, your favorite weeding tools, leaf rakes, tubs for weeds and debris. Native plant swap: If you have native plants that have spread, pot them up and bring to trade along with seeds and root cuttings of native shrubs. Lunch: Bring a sack lunch and we will picnic in the park. ACTIVITY: Garden Maintenance - NCAMN SPONSER: National Park Service - Buffalo National River - NCAMN
Saturday
15
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Kerri Evans, instructor
Thursday
20
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
8:00 AM
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Maintenance of wildflower demonstration gardens. Assist staff with special projects and educational programs. General light maintenance and other duties as needed, in a multi-use natural area managed by AGFC.
Saturday
22
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Novaculite has been a long sought after mineral as a hone to sharpen cutting tools. Garland County produces some of the finest whet stones in the world and is home to several whet stone quarries and the companies that market those stones worldwide. However, it is not as well known that the native peoples of the southeast United States and beyond prized Arkansas novaculite for making blades and arrowheads. In fact, there are still remains of these Native American quarries in Garland County. Dr. Mary Beth Trubit, of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, will lead a class on early novaculite quarries in Garland County. Dr. Trubit is the director of the Caddo Center, located on the campus of Henderson State University. Following the class presentation, we will have the opportunity to hike to one of the Native American quarries located in Gulpha Gorge, weather permitting.
Tuesday
25
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NCAMN State Park Team Last Tuesday of the month, 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Give a helping hand to Bull Shoals White River State Park. Gather to help out with a variety of easy maintenance chores, often easy painting of fences and signs. A specific chore list will be sent about one week ahead of the work date. We‘ll volunteer 8:00-10:00, subject to change with the weather. Category: Volunteer, Natural Area Maintenance; Location: BSWRSP; Contact: Karen Tietmeyer. tietka8@gmail.com; 209-834-7969.
Wednesday
26
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Saturday
29
Lab Sciences Building, Room 118, National Park College
9:00 AM
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Alex Barnard, PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor at National Park College, and Certified Arkansas Master Naturalist will present a class on Odonates, specifically the dragonflies and damselflies of Arkansas. Topics will include an introduction to the life cycles of odonates, ecology, behavior, and identification of species found in Arkansas. The classroom presentation will be held at the National Park College Lab Sciences building, Room 118, from 9:00 AM to noonish. Weather permitting, after class we will have lunch in the picnic area. We will then spend the afternoon looking for and identifying adult and larval odonates. Wear shoes that you don‘t mind getting wet. Several aerial capture nets will be provided, but if you have your own, please bring it. Also bring binoculars because many dragonflies can be observed that way. You will need to bring a lunch, water, insect repellant, and appropriate shoes.

July, 2024

Wednesday
10
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Friday
12
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Grab your clippers and snippers for garden day at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point! Volunteers will meet at Tyler Bend Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the gardens. To carpool or caravan meet at Flippin Walmart to leave by 8:00 a.m. We will leave Tyler Bend before noon and those who wish can continue to Buffalo Point Ranger Station for a brief clean up there. What to bring: Work gloves, your favorite weeding tools, leaf rakes, tubs for weeds and debris. Native plant swap: If you have native plants that have spread, pot them up and bring to trade along with seeds and root cuttings of native shrubs. Lunch: Bring a sack lunch and we will picnic in the park. ACTIVITY: Garden Maintenance - NCAMN SPONSER: National Park Service - Buffalo National River - NCAMN
Saturday
13
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2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191). Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Tuesday
16
Thursday
18
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
7:00 AM
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Maintenance of wildflower demonstration gardens. Assist staff with special projects and educational programs. General light maintenance and other duties as needed, in a multi-use natural area managed by AGFC.
Friday
19
Baxter Library Studio 300
10:00 AM
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We are meeting on a Friday due to library space availability. We‘ll meet in Studio 300.
Join us as we discuss Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach, A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough, and a fiction option: The Trail: a Novel by Ethan Gallogly.
Even if you have never attended a book club meeting, come on by and share your thoughts. You have only to read one of these selections.
Saturday
20
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Instructor, JJ Gladden
Saturday
20
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
12:30 PM
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Katherine Knierman, Instructor
Wednesday
24
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Tuesday
30
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State Park Team Last Tuesday of the month, 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Give a helping hand to Bull Shoals White River State Park. Gather to help out with a variety of easy maintenance chores, often easy painting of fences and signs. A specific chore list will be sent about one week ahead of the work date. We‘ll volunteer 8:00-10:00, subject to change with the weather. Category: Volunteer, Natural Area Maintenance; Location: BSWRSP; Contact: Karen Tietmeyer. tietka8@gmail.com; 209-834-7969.

August, 2024

Saturday
3
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Bring your lunch, beverages and snacks.
Saturday
3
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
12:30 PM
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The afternoon session gives some hands-on examples of interpretation events.
Wednesday
7
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Friday
9
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Grab your clippers and snippers for garden day at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point! Volunteers will meet at Tyler Bend Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the gardens. To carpool or caravan meet at Flippin Walmart to leave by 8:00 a.m. We will leave Tyler Bend before noon and those who wish can continue to Buffalo Point Ranger Station for a brief clean up there. What to bring: Work gloves, your favorite weeding tools, leaf rakes, tubs for weeds and debris. Native plant swap: If you have native plants that have spread, pot them up and bring to trade along with seeds and root cuttings of native shrubs. Lunch: Bring a sack lunch and we will picnic in the park. ACTIVITY: Garden Maintenance - NCAMN SPONSER: National Park Service - Buffalo National River - NCAMN
Saturday
10
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2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191). Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Thursday
15
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
7:00 AM
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Maintenance of demonstration wildflower gardens. Assist staff with special projects and educational programs. General light maintenance and other duties as needed in a multi-use natural area man aged by AGFC.
Saturday
17
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
8:00 AM
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Renee Shroat-Lewis, Instructor Bring your lunch and beverages.
Saturday
17
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
12:30 PM
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Janet Lanza, Instructor
Wednesday
21
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Tuesday
27
Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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State Park Team Last Tuesday of the month, 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Give a helping hand to Bull Shoals White River State Park. Gather to help out with a variety of easy maintenance chores, often easy painting of fences and signs. A specific chore list will be sent about one week ahead of the work date. We‘ll volunteer 8:00-10:00, subject to change with the weather. Category: Volunteer, Natural Area Maintenance; Location: BSWRSP; Contact: Karen Tietmeyer. tietka8@gmail.com; 209-834-7969.
Saturday
31
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Theo Witsell will spend from 9-3:30 in a thorough and extremely informative presentation that covers all the other EcoRegions of the state. We joked that extending the time to include both the morning and the afternoon session in a sort of "deep dive" would allow him to get us out of the Ozarks. This is a brand-new presentation he has developed specifically for us, a rare gift from a gifted botanist. Bring your own water bottle/beverage container and your lunch. No hike; indoor presentation.

September, 2024

Wednesday
4
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Friday
13
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Grab your clippers and snippers for garden day at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point! Volunteers will meet at Tyler Bend Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the gardens. To carpool or caravan meet at Flippin Walmart to leave by 8:00 a.m. We will leave Tyler Bend before noon and those who wish can continue to Buffalo Point Ranger Station for a brief clean up there. What to bring: Work gloves, your favorite weeding tools, leaf rakes, tubs for weeds and debris. Native plant swap: If you have native plants that have spread, pot them up and bring to trade along with seeds and root cuttings of native shrubs. Lunch: Bring a sack lunch and we will picnic in the park. ACTIVITY: Garden Maintenance - NCAMN SPONSER: National Park Service - Buffalo National River - NCAMN
Saturday
14
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2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191). Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Wednesday
18
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Thursday
19
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
7:00 AM
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Maintenance of wildflower demonstration gardens. Assist staff with special projects and educational programs. General light maintenance and other duties as needed in a multi-use natural area managed by AGFC.
Saturday
21
Baxter Library Knox B
10:00 AM
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We will meet in Knox B and discuss Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman, The Homing Instinct, Meaning, Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich, and fiction option, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. You only have to read one of these, but feel free to read them all.
Tuesday
24
Bull Shoals - White River State Park
8:00 AM
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State Park Team Last Tuesday of the month, 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Give a helping hand to Bull Shoals White River State Park. Gather to help out with a variety of easy maintenance chores, often easy painting of fences and signs. A specific chore list will be sent about one week ahead of the work date. We‘ll volunteer 8:00-10:00, subject to change with the weather. Category: Volunteer, Natural Area Maintenance; Location: BSWRSP; Contact: Karen Tietmeyer. tietka8@gmail.com; 209-834-7969.

October, 2024

Wednesday
2
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Friday
11
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Grab your clippers and snippers for garden day at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point! Volunteers will meet at Tyler Bend Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the gardens. To carpool or caravan meet at Flippin Walmart to leave by 8:00 a.m. We will leave Tyler Bend before noon and those who wish can continue to Buffalo Point Ranger Station for a brief clean up there. What to bring: Work gloves, your favorite weeding tools, leaf rakes, tubs for weeds and debris. Native plant swap: If you have native plants that have spread, pot them up and bring to trade along with seeds and root cuttings of native shrubs. Lunch: Bring a sack lunch and we will picnic in the park. ACTIVITY: Garden Maintenance - NCAMN SPONSER: National Park Service - Buffalo National River - NCAMN
Saturday
12
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2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191). Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Tuesday
15
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Meet at Fred Berry Nature Center, Marilyn Doran Pavilion
Wednesday
16
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Thursday
17
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
8:00 AM
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Maintenance of wildflower demonstration gardens. Assist staff with special projects and educational programs. General light maintenance as needed in a multi-use natural area managed by AGFC.
Wednesday
30
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
9:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

November, 2024

Saturday
9
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2nd Saturday of every month trash boom and landscape trash extraction at Benny Craig Park, Little Rock, Gum Springs Road (34.7008091,-92.3298191). Bring your own watercraft (canoe/kayak), if you have one.
Wednesday
13
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
10:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
Saturday
16
Baxter Library Knox B
10:00 AM
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We will meet in Knox B and discuss The Soul of the Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery and The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade its Rivers by Martin Doyle. Please come join the last meeting of the year where we‘ll decide our book selections, dates, and formats of the meetings. You don‘t want to miss this one!
Thursday
21
Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
10:00 AM
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Maintenance of wildflower demonstration gardens. Assist staff with special projects and educational programs. General light maintenance and other duties as needed in a multi-use natural area managed by AGFC.

December, 2024

Wednesday
4
Gaston Wildflower Meadow, Bull Shoals - White River State Park
10:00 AM
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The NCAMN Wildflower Meadow Team maintains the Gaston Wildflower Meadow at Bull Shoals-White River State Park from March through December. Team members will work for 2 hours on scheduled Wednesdays. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VERIFY START TIME BY CHECKING THE WORKDAY EMAIL AS TIME MAY VARY DEPENDING ON TEMPERATURE. The workday email will also list plans for the day and any additional tools that you might need. Always wear gloves and sturdy garden shoes, dress comfortably and expect to get dirty. Volunteers will become familiar with native plants common in north central Arkansas and learn about their characteristics and requirements for growth. Please log your volunteer hours as follows: Activity - Volunteer - Natural Area Maintenance, Sponsor: State Park: Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

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