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A Ghost Plant for Halloween

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 30, 2015

There are exceptions to almost every rule in nature. We humans make the “rules” for our own benefit, trying to understand the life around us, and when we find exceptions, it just helps to remind u ... Read More

Prescribed Fire: A Helpful Management Tool

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What is a Prescribed Burn? A prescribed burn is the safe use of fire under specific conditions to achieve land management objectives. Land managers write a “prescription” of criteria that must be  ... Read More

Late-Blooming Plants Can Help Fall Migrants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Many of us associate migration with spring and fall, because the majority of migration is seasonal. In the spring, we plant and tend flowerbeds, and anticipate the colorful blooms that are the rew ... Read More

Annual Workshop Trains Professionals to Use Prescribed Fire

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fire is one of the major lacking ecological processes in the landscape today. When used as part of an integrated management plan, prescribed fire can help maintain the health of the land and impro ... Read More

RLA Grant Award Adds to Longview Saline NA

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, August 28, 2015

ANHC was recently awarded a $901,791 Recovery Land Acquisition (RLA) Grant (http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/grant-programs.html)from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire land adjace ... Read More

Educators: Tools for the School Year

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, August 28, 2015

Attention Teachers and Students! If projects in the new school year have you looking for more information about Arkansas ecology, natural history, plants, or animals, materials from the ANHC websi ... Read More

Save the Date! Register Now

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, August 28, 2015

Save the Date! Register (http://naturalareasconference.org/registration) now for the Natural Areas Conference, November 3 to November 5, 2015 in Little Rock. One of the nation’s premier gath ... Read More

New Butterfly Record for Benton County

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, August 28, 2015

Recently, a queen (Danaus gilippus) butterfly was spotted at Chesney Prairie Natural Area (http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-areas/chesney-prairie-natural-area) by photographer Joe Neal. Luck ... Read More

Fireflies: Magical Insects

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I have fond memories as a child watching intermittent flashes of brightness in the darkening summer sky. My excitement and anticipation building throughout the hot, miserable daylight hours, until ... Read More

Beatrix Potter: Mycologist, Artist, and Author

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) is well-known for her children's books (with characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck), but few know that the acclaimed children's book author was al ... Read More


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