Eagle Awareness Weekend at Petit Jean

Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton kicks off its 2014 special events and activities with its annual winter Eagle Awareness Weekend on Jan. 11-12. Join park interpreters for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety

Birds of Prey Highlighted on Jan. 17

You and your family will be able to get up close and personal with some of our feathered friends during Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s Birds of Prey program. From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., licensed wildlife rehabilitator Rodney Paul will

November Events at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

Scavenger hunts, eagle cruises, mountain bike rides, and programs to feel furs and skulls are just some of the fun events offered at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers throughout the year. The interpretive programming is excellent at this 12,056-acre

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

The Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge west of Crossett is one of 561 National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) spread across the U.S. Though there are many, refuges have a reputation as America’s best kept secret. A report came out today from the

Discover Your National Wildlife Refuges

Want to impress your teachers, enrich your life, and have fun while learning? Visit a national wildlife refuge and see what refuges are doing to conserve your wildlife heritage. National wildlife refuges include many of America’s most treasured landscapes. Take

Lake Ouachita State Park Begins Tours of Bird Island

Bird Island, home to Lake Ouachita’s  ‘tornado of birds’, is located in the middle of Lake Ouachita. The island is known as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society. The narrow spit of land hosts 30-50 thousand

Arkansas State Parks in Eastern Arkansas Offer Great Day Camps in July

Summer is in full swing! Are the kids already bored? Are you looking for something fun and interesting for them? Look no further! Our Arkansas State Parks throughout the Arkansas Delta and the North Central Ozarks are offering a variety

Spend Saturday at Arkansas’s Newest State Park

I’ll admit, I hold a special place in my heart for the Mississippi River State Park. Our newest of the 52 Arkansas State Parks, it’s located within the St. Francis National Forest near Marianna. I have lots of memories of

Terre Noire Preserve in Arkadelphia

When the state was settled, there were around 2 million acres of prairie. Today, only about three percent of that still exists.  The Terre Noire Preserve in Arkadelphia is one of those places. Last week was the dedication of the

Bird Walk with Ornithologist Joe Neal

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 30, ornithologist Joe Neal will guide a bird walk at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Neal will point out and discuss migrating and local species. Don’t forget to