Isn’t it nice to have the visitor center at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers; and thus, all the wonderful programming the park now offers! Here is the list of the 2011 Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series so you can plan ahead. All programs take place at the visitor center, located on U.S. 12 just east of the U.S. 12/War Eagle Road intersection. Unless noted otherwise, all programs are on Saturday and begin at 2 p.m.
Jan. 15: Joe Neal: Winter birds of Beaver Lake and HSPCA
Feb. 19: Dr. Al Einert: Folklore of Native Plants
Feb. 26: Devin Hummel: Reptiles
March 12: Donald Eugene Wleklinski: The Healing Powers of Being in Nature
March 19: Dave Lewis: Van Winkle Hollow and the Civil War in Northwest Arkansas
April 2: Premier of: Bridge to War Eagle (a new documentary film by the Emmy Award winning
team of Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter)
April 23: Fred Paillet: “Taking Notes from Mother Nature”…reading landscapes
May 7: Rita Littrell: Butterflies – Host Them and They Will Come: Butterfly gardening
May 21: Bob Thomas: Dragonfly lecture followed by a catch and release at the back pond.
June 11: Dayton Steelman: “Insects that Suck” Begin at 1:00. Three 50-minute programs:
Ticks at 1:00 p.m.; chiggers at 2:00 p.m.; mosquitoes at 3:00 p.m.
June 25: Mike Goff: Native American tools, dress etc. how they were made and why?
July 9: Peter Pirotte: “Home grown power technology.”
July 23: Devin Hummel: Reptiles
Aug. 6: Steven Foster: “Ozark Herbs and Medicinal Plants”
Sept. 10: Sharon Haley: “Landscaping with Native Plants – For the Beginner”
Sept. 24: Devin Hummel: Reptiles
Oct. 8 Scott Nobel: Tree Identification
Oct. 29: Lori Spenser: Butterflies of Arkansas
Nov. 12: Devin Hummel: Reptiles