Waterfalls and Butterflies at Mount Magazine

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What comes to mind when you think about Spring? If waterfalls or butterflies come to mind, Mount Magazine State Park near Paris is offering some programs you’ll love in March.

On March 12 take a guided trek to various waterfalls. A park interpreter leads the way on this Waterfall Drive program that does involve some hiking. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

On March 16 the park offers a Waterfall Expedition to experience one of Mount Magazine’s largest waterfalls. This trek is short but very rugged. Bring your camera for photography tips. Meet a park interpreter at the last parking area on Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive where the North Rim Trail crosses.

Warmer temperatures signal the emergence of early spring butterflies such as mourning cloaks, falcate orangetips, and zebra swallowtails. The park offers a free Spring Butterflies program on March 15. Join Lori Spencer, author of “Arkansas Butterflies and Moths” and a new children’s book, “The Diana Fritillary, Arkansas’s State Butterfly”, in the visitor center classroom to get your butterfly fix.

You can also explore the fascinating world of Mount Magazine State Park’s showcase butterfly during the Diana Fritillaries program on March 17 and 24. It is also presented by Lori Spencer. Meet in the visitor center classroom. Books are available for purchase in the gift shop. After the program, have your books signed by the author and principal photographer.

Space is limited. For details on either free program, visit www.mountmagazinestatepark.com/ or call 479-963-8502. 

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