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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

The Prairie That Tom Moved

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom Foti is a legend in the Arkansas conservation community and many stories of his creative solutions, drive and perseverance, and non-traditional partnerships will live on as part of his legacy  ... Read More

NWAMN Collect Seeds at Adopted Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists (NWAMN) recently held a seed collecting event at one of their adopted natural areas, Searles Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/natural-areas/searles-prairie-natura ... Read More

Upcoming Native Seed Collection Events

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Last fall, the ANHC and Audubon Arkansas held seed collection days to collect native prairie seed for habitat restoration projects. These volunteer events marked the beginning of the Arkansas Nat ... Read More

NCAMN Help Out at Baker Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

Seven members of the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN) (http://wordpress.arkansasmasternaturalists.org/category/s1-amn-s/c4-nc-c/) volunteered at Baker Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/ ... Read More

Collection Days Benefit Native Seed Program

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Arkansas Native Seed Program (/blog/native-seed-program-takes-root) is off to a successful start. During five events in October and November, ANHC and Audubon Arkansas (http://ar.audubon.org/) ... Read More

Native Seed Program Takes Root

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Throughout the last month, you may have heard about, or participated in, our Prairie Seed Collection Days. In cooperation with Audubon Arkansas and with the assistance of volunteers, we have colle ... Read More

Wild Parsnip: Invasive Plant That "Burns"

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

Theo Witsell, ANHC botanist and ecologist, was recently interviewed by THV 11 (http://www.thv11.com/mb/news/local/beware-of-wild-parsnip-plants-spreading-into-ark/261988873) and featured on an e ... Read More

Celebrate Nature's Essential Helpers During National Pollinator Week

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

National Pollinator Week, established by the U.S. Senate in 2007, is an annual celebration of pollinators and their role in our ecosystem, economy, and world food supply. Governor Asa Hutchinson h ... Read More

Prairies, Glades, and Barrens: Rare Habitats for Rare Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

When European explorers and early settlers first came to what is now Arkansas they encountered not an unbroken forest but a diverse patchwork of dense forests, open woodlands, and treeless grassla ... Read More


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