Docent, Bob Verboon

On Saturday, October 15th, eight members of the newly formed Foothills of Arkansas Master Naturalists met at Southfork for a trail walk and tree planting. Arkansas Master Naturalist state president Katherine Becker presided over a brief meeting with the group and then Bob Verboon, Southfork docent and Master Naturalist in North Central Arkansas, covered the history on how the Gates/Rogers Foundation came to be and how Southfork developed into the Nature Center it is today.

The day began with a trail walk led by docent Dr. Jim Solomon. Jim captured the attention of the group with his vast knowledge of both beneficial and damaging insets of the forest. After a picnic lunch, part of the group stayed to plant 10 black walnut trees on the south end of the peninsula. The trees were donated by board member Bob Hartmann.

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