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Great Backyard Bird Count readies for 22nd year

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day citizen science event that engages bird watchers of all ages and skill levels in counting birds. Now in its 22nd year, the GBBC was found ... Read More

More than just flowers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

by Leslie Patrick For several years, a regular feature on our Facebook and Instagram pages has been a weekly post called Friday Flower. The posts highlight native plants with showy or interesti ... Read More

Lacy joins ANHC as land management specialist

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rob Lacy has joined the ANHC as a part-time land management specialist, a position recently vacated by Carla Greisen. Lacy has a bachelor of science in Recreation Management from the University of ... Read More

Large irruption year brings red-breasted nuthatches to Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

An irruption is an irregular winter migration or phenomenon in which unusually high numbers of a bird species travel away from habitat within their normal winter range. Typically, irruptions are s ... Read More

Witsell's essay highlights value of artist's work to Arkansas's heritage

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

Theo Witsell, ecologist/botanist and curator of the ANHC Herbarium, published an essay entitled “A Valuable Contribution to the Scientific Record” to accompany the Arts and Science Center for Sout ... Read More

ANHC volunteers help out across the state

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

ANHC Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) partners and other volunteers have been busy this fall and winter working on natural areas and participating in seed collecting events. We appreciate all o ... Read More

Roberts joins ANHC as a land management specialist

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

Emily Roberts has joined the ANHC as a part-time land management specialist, a position recently vacated by Kat Abbott. Roberts has a bachelor of science degree in environmental management, with a ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium digitization underway

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 21, 2018

by Theo Witsell The ANHC Herbarium was a busy place this summer and fall as a team of from the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists and several interns worked with Collections Manager Brent Baker  ... Read More

A Tribute to Former Arkansas First Lady Betty Bumpers and H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 26, 2018

Former Arkansas First Lady, Betty Flanagan Bumpers passed away Friday, November 23 at the age of 93. While many are familiar with her outreach campaigns for childhood vaccinations and world peace, ... Read More

Wetland Wildlife of Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Dustin Lynch Wetlands are among the most important and imperiled of all ecosystems. Not only are they home to many remarkable species of plants and animals found nowhere else, but they also pro ... Read More


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