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February, 2024

Thursday
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When: February 01, 2024 at 1:00 PM - Woolly Hollow State Park Where: Meet at the parking lot at the Visitor‘s Center at Woolly Hollow State Park at: 35.287917,-92.289111 (copy and paste coordinates into Google Maps/Earth). Description: Join us for an afternoon at Woolly Hollow State Park for a site check of the Native Plots and Water Iris that were recently planted. An additional site visit may be undertaken to check on the Chinquapins as well. For those interested, we will also take a gander at the waterfall - after the rains, there should be some decent flow. Carpool from Robert‘s house at 29 Ridgeview Drive, Conway (correctly located in Google Maps/Earth). If interested, please coordinate with Robert by the evening prior by text at 501.733.4019 or email at: rafuhler@gmail.com Registration is optional, but recommended. Questions? Contact Connie at: H20Smith56@yahoo.com or 1-501-626-1909
Saturday
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FSIS Raymond James office (across from Pizza Hut)
8:30 AM
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Special Saturday trail maintenance event, you‘re invited to another “first Saturday” trail maintenance gathering, lunch provided. Volunteers meet in town, then proceed to David’s Trail or Ozarks Keystone Trail, at the lake, and perform 2-3 hours of trail maintenance. Invite your friends. The Endowment hosts this event to meet individuals & groups interested in adopting one or two miles of the trail to keep clear for public enjoyment. Volunteers rendezvous between 8 to 8:30 AM at the FSIS Raymond James office (across from Pizza Hut) … take borrowed tools to trail sections at Norfork Lake, then return tools afterward. You may bring your own tools. Ozarks Keystone Trail Endowment (formerly David’s Trail Foundation) is constructing & completing the 85-mile hiking trail at Norfork Lake from Norfork Dam to Dawt Mill. The 85 mile continuous trail is now half finished, and may be completed in 2-3 years. The trail is part of the 370-mile Ozark Highlands Trail, with local names David’s Trail, Ozarks Keystone Trail, and Norfork Trail … along the Norfork Lake shore.
Saturday
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Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
9:00 AM
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Bring your lunch, snacks, and beverages
Saturday
3
Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
12:30 PM
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Katherine Larson, instructor
Saturday
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Lake Ouachita State Park
2:00 PM
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Karen Hicks has arranged an eagle watch boat tour on Lake Ouachita for February 3. The barge will leave the dock at Lake Ouachita State Park at 2:00 and return about 3:30. You will need to be at the dock no later than 1:45. There is a limit of 20 people. Guests are welcome. THE COST IS $14 PER PERSON. PLEASE BRING EXACT CASH OR A CHECK MADE OUT TO KAREN HICKS. Registration is required. If you need to cancel, please do so by noon on February 2. Keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately. A pair of binoculars would be helpful. If you haven‘t attended an eagle watch tour before, you can count the one and one-half hours as continuing education or NIT Training. Don‘t forget to record your mileage.
Monday
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In light of Ken Forman‘s excellent presentation on conservation , Sad Story, Happy Ending, several of our NIT class expressed interest in seeing the habitat development that Gerald and I began in 2018. You can see some "before" and "after" as well as the on-going cedar removal. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for tall grass and possibly wet surface. We will meet at the entry to my driveway and walk/hike across our original quail habitat area and to the area where the cedar is currently being removed. Dillon King, biologist with Quail Forever will join us. Dillon was a member of the burn team when we did our initial big burn in March 2020. Spouses, friends and significant others are welcome. You may want to bring a sack lunch and we can eat in the woods or on my porch. There will be cookies! My address is 845 Almost Home Lane, Yellville and I am 12 miles from the Flippin Walmart (25 minutes). Google, Apple GPS and Waze will get you here. Directions: Drive north on Hwy 178 out of Flippin. About 1 mile past the boat plant turn left (west) on MC 8060. Drive about 7 miles and over 2 one lane bridges. At the top of a steep hill follow 8060 as it turns right onto gravel. In 0.2 mile stay on MC 8060 as it takes a sharp left turn down the hill. At the top of the next hill (1.6 miles) turn right onto MC 8088. (list of names here, G Garrison is second). Once you turn you can see my home off to the left with the lake behind it. Drive 0.6 miles to my driveway on the left. We will meet at the entrance to the Driveway...Almost Home Lane.
Thursday
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Tracy Park Trailhead
9:00 AM
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Rendezvous Tracy Ferry Park, clear 2.6 miles Norfork Trail between Tracy Ferry & Fish&Fiddle Road. Fairly challenging slopes & stony tread. Report hours Corps of Engineers. Bring loppers or clippers or use ours. Directions to Tracy Park trailhead near Lake Norfork, GPS N36 17‘55", W92 16‘17". From Mountain Home Bypass, drive 4.1 miles south on Highway 5. Turn left on AR 341 (Tracy Ferry Road) and drive 1.8 mile on AR 341 to a fork. Take right fork Tracy Ferry Road 1.1 mile to the trailhead crossing. (The left fork is AR 341 to CR 1028 trailhead located on Fish & Fiddle Road). We‘ll send a few to the north trailhead at CR 1028 Fish & Fiddle Road. Directions From Mountain Home Bypass, drive 4.1 miles south on Highway 5. Turn left on AR 341 (Tracy Ferry Road) and drive 2.8 miles on AR 341 (name will change to Rocky Ridge Road). Turn right on Fish and Fiddle Road (CR 1028) and drive 1.1 mile to trailhead. Do not turn left into the resort, take right fork between houses and past dead end sign, park on left side of road. There is additional parking down the hill next to the trailhead gate, but this road is steep and rutted. N36 18‘44", W92 16‘ 05".
Thursday
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Meet at the Snowball Store. Hwy 74 west (intersection is 5 miles north of Marshall) off of Hwy 65,
10:00 AM
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Help Arkansas Game and Fish with tree planting for riparian stabilization. meet at the Snowball store at 10:00 am sharp. Bring a sack lunch and or sn acks. We will be planting 400 to 500 trees but they will be potted and holes will already be punched. A 2–3-hour job. depending on how many people show. It would be a good idea to carpool if possible. Allow 2 hours from Conway. Phone service may be iffy so don‘t count on it Robert Fuhler (501-733-4019) has two seats left if you want to ride with him. Call the night before to snag one of the seats of to arrange to follow him to Snowball.
Thursday
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Garland County Library Auditorium
2:00 PM
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There will be a presentation at the DLAMN monthly meeting on Feb.8 on plant identification. We‘ll look more at how to make an ID over trying to learn the characteristics of a number of individual plant species. We might see if we can identify a number of candy bars using a set of keys similar to that used in plant (and all living things) identification. You will be pleased to know that the guest speaker for this event will be Carl Linnaeus the noted Swedish botanist who... wait!! I‘m now told he will not be available this day as he died in 1778. We‘ll have to make do with local talent.. such as it is!
If you have a leaf from a favorite native plant, bring it to the meeting and maybe we‘ll play "Stump the Chump".
Thursday
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Saturday
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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
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Joshua Byrne, instructor Live Zoom session
Saturday
10
St Peter's Episcopal Church
9:30 AM
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Raptors & Arkansas Raptor Rehab Registration will be greatly appreciated Bring a lunch and drinks
Saturday
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Lake Ouachita State Park
10:00 AM
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A Plant Identification Hike (with tree emphasis) will be held Saturday February 10 as we meet at the Lake Ouachita State Park Visitor Center at 10:00 AM. We‘ll walk the adjacent Caddo Bend Trail with optional length of one, three, or four miles.
Sunday
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Conway OEM Office
8:00 AM
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Topics this week include: -Entomology -- Dr David Dussourd professor with the UCA Department of Biology -Pollinators -- Margaret Cline, FAMN member Be sure to bring a lunch and beverage. Registration would be greatly appreciated
Wednesday
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Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
6:00 PM
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Because of snow, cold, and clouds, we will have our Love Among the Stars on February 14th, Valentine‘s Day, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The first portion of the night will be indoors. Love Among the Stars--A Constellation Tour Guests are welcome as this event is also open to the public. Join Ken Forman and Jeff Hoeper as they share their knowledge of the night sky. Jeff will be sharing the story of Perseus and Andromeda, participants will see Stellarium in action, and Ken will share some Native American myths of the stars.
Thursday
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If you were unable to attend the tree planting in Snowball on February 8th or just want to get out of the office again, no worries I (Bob V) have scheduled a tree planting in the AGFC Gene Rush WMA for Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. We will be planting around 500 trees around the new bridge that was installed over Cave Creek last year. It is a beautiful area so you will not be disappointed. I will provide drinks but you may want to bring snacks. You can use the directions below or the GPS coordinates to get there. Please let me know by Feb. 14 if you can assist with this project: verboonrp@protonmail.com Copy and paste the following coordinates into Google Earth/Maps (the road out there is not terrible; vehicles without 4WD should be fine): 35.967849,-92.963868
Thursday
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Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center
10:00 AM
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Fred Berry Crooked Creek Nature Center is a multi use natural area managed by AGFC. Volunteer activities include wildflower garden maintenance, assisting with educational programs or special projects, and nature and conservation related activities as they arise.
Thursday
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Little Rock Audubon Center
12:30 PM
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Tree Replacement Project Thursday 2/15 12:30 to 5 pm Little Rock Audubon Center Meet at the Center at 12:30 then drive to Gillam Drive lot, returning to center for refreshments & recap 4:30 to 5 Digging up trees marked 6 mos. ago, moving via GrowBags to Oak Forest Garden. Also assisted by Summit Utilities volunteers. Off-road rocky slopes, somewhat brushy. Boots, gloves, long pants & sleeves advised. Drain Spade (16" Long blade) shovels are especially useful or round point blade shovels. Please register
Thursday
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Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
6:00 PM
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Hollie Sanders - AGFC - Facilitator -
Outdoor Accessibility and adaptations solutions and needs - Public Land access, Hiking, fishing, archery
Adaptive Arkansas Resource Guide

Pizza at 6...donations accepted to defray costs - Thanks!
Saturday
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St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
9:00 AM
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Tree Replacement Project Saturday 2/17 St. Joseph Center 9 to 12 Preparing holes for growing trees. Some equipment at CAMN shop on site. Lunch provided Please register
Saturday
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Michael DeAngelis, instructor
Saturday
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National Park College Fredrick Dierks Building Rm FD 254
9:00 AM
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Dr. Chuck Burke, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, will once again be teaching a basic 1st aid class to DLAMN members. Dr. Burke has 10+ years as an American Heart Association instructor and over 40 years in medicine and respiratory therapy. He currently teaches BLS, 1st Aid, ACLS, and PALS at National Park College. This class is limited to 12 students, so please register early. The $10 fee for materials will be covered by DLAMN. This class is open to NITS and NATS and will count as NIT training or Continuing Ed. Remember to log your hours and milage.
Saturday
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St. Joseph's Center of Arkansas
9:00 AM
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St Joseph have several spring cleaning tasks around the farm and grounds. Lunch will be provided
Sunday
18
Double-Drop Falls Trailhead Bluffton Nature Preserve (TNC)
2:00 PM
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Meet at the Double-Drop Falls Trailhead at 2:00 on Sunday, 18 February. There are three tree plots that we will check NRCS soil mapping to confirm that the site ecology and soil structure will be conducive to species-specific trees that will be planted in late March or early April. Two of the sites are off-trail; we will have to travel up the nose of a spur that will be an approximate 100’ elevation change. Please bring water and good hiking boots with ankle support. If you would like to carpool or caravan from Robert’s house at 29 Ridgeview Drive, Conway (correctly located on Google Earth/Maps), meet at 1:00. For carpool, please contact me the evening before to check availability at 501-733-4019. 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. Please Register for this event. Call Robert with questions.
Tuesday
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Meet at Fred Berry Nature Center, Marilyn Doran Pavilion
Thursday
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details TBD
Thursday
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Norfork Trail
9:00 AM
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Major change in Trail Patrol location for tomorrow Thursday February 22 9AM-noon. We will not rendezvous at Robinson Point, because the Kawasaki Mules are in the shop. Please rendezvous tomorrow at Norfork Trail Fish & Fiddle trailhead (CR 1028). We’ll use mattocks and hand tools to repair the bench cuts in two ravines located 0.7 miles from the trailhead, so you’ll only walk 1.5 miles. Suggest tick protection, I spray permethrin on my boots & pants (up to the knees). Weather expected to be warm & dry. Directions. CR 1028 trailhead, located by Lake Norfork. From Mountain Home Bypass, drive 4.1 miles south on Highway 5. Turn left on AR 341 (Tracy Ferry Road) and drive 2.8 miles on AR 341 (name will change to Rocky Ridge Road). Turn right on Fish and Fiddle Road (CR 1028) and drive 1.1 mile to trailhead. Do not turn left into the resort, take right fork between houses and past dead end sign, park on left side of road. There is additional parking down the hill next to the trailhead gate, but this road is steep and rutted. N36 18‘44", W92 16‘ 05".
Saturday
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16th Annual Lake Maumelle Lake Sweep will focus on shore-line cleanup. Bring your boat to help and the day‘s launch fee is free. Paul Gosnell will lead on trail cleanup. Volunteer lunch. Contact Paul with any questions and to let him know if you are coming. We will meet at the WestRock Landing Marina at 9 am to register.
Saturday
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9:30 AM
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Eclipses and Occurrences Waiting on location verification
Saturday
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Something’s going on! Multiple sunny days with temps in the 70’s in February???!!! It’s starting to feel like spring. There is only one thing to do in times such as these, PARTICIPATE! When: Saturday, February 24, from 10:00 a.m. ‘til 1:00ish Where: North Mountain, Hot Springs National Park. We will meet on Fountain Street (the street that runs along the side of the Arlington Hotel) near the entrance to the Grand Promenade between 9:45 and 10:00. We will leave promptly at 10:00 and shuttle to the North Mountain Lookout. From there we will take the Upper Dogwood Trail along the northside of the mountain to the Lower Dogwood Trail. We will walk the Lower Dogwood Trail along the west and the south sides of the mountain to the Floral Trail. From there it is only a short distance down to Fountain Street and then along Fountain Street sidewalk to our cars. This is an easy to moderate downhill walk of 1.5 miles. The trail is relatively smooth and level. North Mountain is a beautiful mature section of woods. As we transition from the north exposure to the west and south exposure, we will notice a change in the composition of the forest. It really is one of the most enjoyable walks in HSNP. What to bring: Clipboard with checklist, Trees of Arkansas book, hand lens, and water. Those that have not received those items, just PARTICIPATE and you shall receive. Please register on the calendar The WAIT is almost over. Soon!
Tuesday
27
Multiple Sites...See Description and contact Kate with questions
1:00 PM
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2/27 Walnut Valley - 1 to 5 Plant 8 Trees at 1 pm - 10823 Breckenridge, 2 pm - 6 Pleasant Cove, 3 pm - 4 Pleasant Cove, and 4 pm - 1017 Beacon Hill Cove Could use one or two more, but will be fine with the 3 we have. Kate Spontak KateTree.CAMN@gmail.com 501-500-3434 201-410-4454

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