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Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... 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

​Theo Witsell Featured in AP Story About Botany

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 19, 2015

ANHC’s botanist Theo Witsell was recently featured in an article published by the Associated Press (AP) in over 100 media outlets across the U.S. and internationally. The article focused on the i ... Read More

Rare Lily Removed From "Lost" List

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 25, 2014

A rare lily, broadleaf bunchflower (Veratrum latifolium) has at last come off the “lost” plant list, an informal list of plants that have been documented from Arkansas in the past but have not bee ... Read More

Not All Botanical Discoveries Are Happy Ones

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, February 01, 2010

ANHC Botanist Theo Witsell and Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship Bryan Rupar made an important but unhappy plant discovery recently in Craighead County. While on a trip to look for rare plants ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium is Official!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s Herbarium reached an important milestone just before the New Year. After years of painstaking collections and preparations, we have finally accumulated a ... Read More

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