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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Arkansas Master Naturalists teams up with Parks and Trails

The City of Hot Springs Parks and Trails Department, Visit Hot Springs’ Northwoods Trails and the Diamond Lakes Chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists (DLAMN) are partnering to encourage the community to be outdoors by promoting the rich opportunities found in the Hot Springs area parks and trails. 

 

Through combined efforts, a series of seven events are scheduled to take place throughout the fall of 2021. These events will be presented by DLAMN Certified Master Naturalists and other experts, and will focus on nature walks and hikes featuring pollinators, native plants and birds found along local trails. 

 

See event information below:

 

  • Grow Native: Benefitting Bees, Butterflies and Bobwhites – 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the large meeting room in the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace 

 

This continuing education program is open to the public and will be presented by Leslie Cooper, Arkansas monarch and pollinator coordinator with Quail Forever

 

The event will be prior to the monthly DLAMN chapter meeting. It is advised to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. 

 

  • Walk the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail to the Butterfly Garden (with presentation) – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at the Veteran’s Memorial, 118 Orange Street

 

The experience will begin on the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail and will include a leisurely stroll (approximately 1 mile on paved surface) from the Veteran’s Memorial to the Butterfly Garden, located within the Valley Street Creekwalk Trail, at the corner of Valley and Runyon streets, where a monarch butterfly presentation will be held. This program is open to the public. The monarch butterfly presentation will take place at around 10 a.m., and be presented by DLAMN’s Karen Hicks. 

    

  • The Northwoods Trails – 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the large meeting room in the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace 

 

This program is open to the public and will be presented by Traci Berry, Northwoods Trails coordinator. It is advised to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. The event will be prior to the monthly DLAMN chapter meeting. 

 

  • Hike to Lake Sanderson – 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Pullman Trailhead, 800 Pullman Avenue

 

The public is invited to hike approximately 3.5 miles alongside Certified Arkansas Master Naturalists from the Pullman Trailhead to Lake Sanderson. The hike is rated at a moderate to strenuous difficulty level, and will be on an inclined natural surface with an elevation change of 100 feet.

 

  • Harvest Festival – 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Hot Springs Farmers and Artisans Market   ,   121 Orange Street

 

This event will wrap up the main season for the Farmers Market. The winter season will then begin. It takes place from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, starting on Nov. 6, 2021, and running through April 30, 2022.

 

The DLAMN will have a booth at the main-season wrap-up event to provide information to the public about the society and encourage participation in upcoming programs and events. In addition to the DLAMN booth, there will be numerous other booths consisting of live music, demonstrations, educational talks, giveaways and activities for the whole family. For more information, visit http://www.hotspringsfarmersmarket.com/

 

  • Birding Basics – 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the large meeting room in the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace 

 

This program is open to the public and will be provided by Dr. Jerry Butler of the Garland County Audubon Society. It is advised to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. The event will be prior to the monthly DLAMN chapter meeting. 

 

  • Bird Identification Hike at Entergy Park – 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Pond Pavilion at Entergy Park, 530 Lakepark Drive 

 

This program is open to the public and will be presented by Dr. Jerry Butler of the Garland County Audubon Society. 

 

For more information or to register, contact DLAMN Event Coordinator Bill Randel at wrrandel@gmail.com, or visit https://arkansasmasternaturalists.org/ or www.cityhs.net/parks-calendar

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