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Part 1: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Part 1: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

(First of a Three-Part Series on SFNC Glade and Woodland Restoration Plan) Gates/Rogers Foundation, owner of South Fork Nature Center, would like to introduce you to Clint Johnson, Private Lands Biologist, Central Region Private Lands Section, Wildlife Management Division, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Clint has been working hard on developing a Glade and WoodlandContinue Reading Part 1: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

The Horrific Hedge Invasion

The Horrific Hedge Invasion

Chinese Privet is an aggressive non-native species still sold in plant nurseries as “Ligustrum.” The dainty evergreen leaves don’t resemble any of the hideous horror creatures of folklore & film. But its practical, no-maintenance resume at the garden center conceals the monstrous destructive power it unleashes on our native woodland & meadow eco-systems. by RobertContinue Reading The Horrific Hedge Invasion

Glade Restoration Team

Glade Restoration Team

SOUTH FORK WOODLAND AND GLADE RESTORATION PLAN TAKES FURTHER SHAPE Dr. Don Culwell Tuesday, October 3, the crew working in the forest and glades was there, boots on the ground, equipment close at hand. South Fork acres were being prepared for the their first controlled burn to be professionally conducted sometime the last two weeksContinue Reading Glade Restoration Team

Pollinator Day (Gallery)

Pollinator Day (Gallery)

SFNC’s First Annual Pollinator Event was held on Saturday, June 17th. 50+ participants from all age groups were present on that overcast morning to explore the pollinators in our life. Activities of the day included Puddle Stone Painting, Seed ball creations, face painting and monarch wing dress-up! Participants of all ages were invited to participate.Continue Reading Pollinator Day (Gallery)

Mark Your Calendars: June 17 “Pollinator Event”

Mark Your Calendars: June 17 “Pollinator Event”

June 17, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00 – 12:00 “Pollinator Event” Help South Fork Nature Center kick-off National Pollinator Week with a family friendly morning spent investigating “Pollinators in our World”. We promise you a fun, educational experience geared for all ages with our experts. A “Pollinator Walk”, hosted by one of our highly-trained docents, is sureContinue Reading Mark Your Calendars: June 17 “Pollinator Event”