Watchable Wildlife

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 the first place. Here are six ideas for spending time with your mom this Mother’s …
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 …
Several Arkansas State Parks in eastern Arkansas are “going to the birds” this month! From bird watching to birding tours to learning to lure birds to your backyard, you’ll find a great variety of events and workshops focused on learning more about our feathered friends. Cane Creek State Park in Star City offers a Bayou …
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 …
One thing I love about Arkansas is that we truly experience all four seasons. So when Old Man Winter and Jack Frost are at play, I look forward to experiencing some of my favorite places from a cozy point of view. For example, hiking the woodland trails of Petit Jean State Park in the Arkansas …
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 natural park with limited development. It has a 17,500-sq-ft LEED-certified Visitors Center with interactive exhibits, …