Buffalo National River Designated Important Bird Area

Audubon Arkansas has announced the designation of Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the Buffalo National River, a unit of the National Park System administered by the Department of the Interior. “Important Bird Areas are sites that provide essential habitat

Visit an Arkansas nature center in March

What’s the best part about March? Warmer weather or Spring Break? Either way you answer, it means more opportunities to get outside and enjoy the wonders of nature. A great way to do that is by visiting one of the

An Indoor Adventure

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful!” It may not actually be frightful, but January in The Natural State can be cold and damp. But that just means we move the fun inside! This January is a great time to visit

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

More than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River, each year. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding

AGFC Celebrates 100 Years of Conservation

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas’s fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support. I’m proud to live in a state that’s celebrating a century of conservation.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs

Turpentine Creek is one of the very few USDA-licensed facilities for large carnivores in the U.S.  It rescues neglected or unwanted big cats and provides them with a safe home in a caring environment on a 450-acre ranch. Each of

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

Eagle Awareness Weekend

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

Gazing at the Birds

Learn more about our feathered friends and their lives as the Mississippi River State Park in Marianna offers a Children’s Bird Walk Adventure on Nov. 15. Head out on a scavenger hunt with the park interpreter to find as many

Ideas for Mother’s Day

What does a mom want for Mother’s Day?  Flowers, reservations at a nice restaurant, and other gifts are appreciated. But the real gift she is looking for is time with the family that gave her the title of Mom in