July 11, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Prairies highlight Audubon meeting

Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will meet at 2 p.m. July 22 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area visitor center.

Dan Scheiman, bird conservation director for Audubon Arkansas, will give a talk on Audubon Arkansas’ native prairie project. The project encourages landowners to plant native grasses and wildflowers to benefit birds and all wildlife.

The public is welcome. Audubon membership is not required.

FrogWatch course set at Hobbs

A free FrogWatch USA certification course will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area visitor center.

The course teaches the calls of frogs and toads in Northwest Arkansas. Students will become a certified citizen science monitor to gather data from their own ponds or other area to share with conservation agencies.

FrogWatch USA is a partnership with Arkansas Master Naturalists.

Park offers guided kayak trips

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area offers guided kayak trips in the evening through the summer that include watching the sunset.

Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children age 6-12. The fee includes use of a recreational kayak, paddle and life jacket. Paddlers should bring water, insect repellent and a flashlight.

Trips are set for July 28, Aug. 11, 25, 28 and Sept. 8, 15, 18, 25 and 29. Times vary. Registration and prepayment is required. To register, call 479-789-5000.