Eagle Watching

As the 21st century begins, exciting opportunities for birding and wildlife observation can still be found within easy reach of every Arkansas community, including the state’s largest cities. Arkansas.com provides an easy tool to look up bird species and see where they are commonly found in the state.

If you’re looking for a great alternative to Black Friday, turn to Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. Skip the long lines in crowded malls and enjoy the true value of natural areas and recreational activities. You could even start a new family tradition of enjoying Green Friday at an Arkansas State Park, where the …
Roses and chocolates seem to epitomize the Valentine’s Day celebration, but there are plenty of other ways to show your significant other that you care. Arkansas State Parks offer some wonderful ways to celebrate. Visit historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend during Hikes, Hearts and Hugs set …
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 explain how injured birds are taken care of and, if possible, released back into the …
Petit Jean State Park Join park interpreters at Petit Jean Jan. 10-11 for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering eagles and other birds. The program is free. The park is located …
September brings optimum weather for enjoying the outdoors and the numerous festivals found in Northwest Arkansas this time of year. Here are 10 that are worthy of your time: 1.        23rd Annual Tired Iron Tractor & Engine Show Check out exhibitions of old-time sawmilling and blacksmithing, kiddie tractor pulls, plowing, home-related antiques, and more on …
If you are looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day, surprise your significant other with a Sweethearts Weekend at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. Spend the day together in nature on Feb. 15 or 16. You’ll take an eagle watch cruise guided by a park interpreter on beautiful Beaver Lake. The boat …
DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck celebrates the American bald eagle and the message of conservation during the 35th annual Eagles et Cetera January 24-26. During the winter, eagles flock to the Ouachitas and Ozarks of Arkansas for favorable habitat. Around 1200-1500 eagles begin to arrive in the state as early as mid-October and …
Everybody likes free stuff, right? If you also like visiting public lands, or are looking for ideas to get out and about in nature, America’s national wildlife refuges will offer free admission to visitors on the following days in 2014: Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Feb. 15-17: Presidents’ Day weekend Sept. 27: National …
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 of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to …