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FFB Garden Club visit

FFB Garden Club visit

CULWELL TEACHES TREE IDENTIFICATION AND TAKES A LOOK AT FLOWER STRUCTURE The Fairfield Bay Garden Club met for lunch at noon and then gathered to see just what winter condition is like for tree identification. Dried, fallen leaves were examined for key features and winter twigs were studied for the characters they show. Dwight Moore’sContinue Reading FFB Garden Club visit

School Days

School Days

South Fork Nature Center docents and board members visited area Schools in February and March. They hosted luncheons for teachers at Clinton High and Junior High schools and at the entire South Side School district in Bee Branch. We want to thank all the people involved in these visits. Krissi Graham and Julie Nelson servedContinue Reading School Days

FAMN Wind Cleanup

FAMN Wind Cleanup

March Came into Arkansas Like a Lion……. and left trees down across the trails! The Foothills Chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists showed up at SFNC on March 6th to remove blow-down trees laying across the hiking trails at the nature center. Trail Maintenance Boss, Charles Thompson of FAMN, sent out the call for help inContinue Reading FAMN Wind Cleanup

The Not-so-Wildfire

The Not-so-Wildfire

We’ve just completed a round of control burns here at the Nature Center, with the help of some dedicated docents & the awesome team from The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas. Under the right conditions, carefully monitored burns help replenish and diversify a woodland habitat. This has been an exciting part of our forest management plan!Continue Reading The Not-so-Wildfire

Part 2: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Part 2: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Meet Joe Krystofik, Fish and Wildlife State Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas Field Office. Joe has been instrumental in providing guidance and funding for SFNC’s recent Glade Restoration Project and our Monarch Butterfly Habitat restoration program. We are thankful for his expertise and never-ending support of SFNC. The Southeast Region Partners for FishContinue Reading Part 2: A Healthy Forest is a Managed Forest

Gates-Rogers Outdoor Classroom Dedication

Gates-Rogers Outdoor Classroom Dedication

On October 20th, 2017 The Nature Conservancy hosted an event to dedicate the Sustainable Rivers and Forests Initiative (SRFI) funded outdoor classroom at South Fork Nature Center. The event focused on engaging the community and thanking the partners for their commitment to conservation in the Greers Ferry watershed. Gates Rogers Foundation is very grateful forContinue Reading Gates-Rogers Outdoor Classroom Dedication