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Looking for a Getaway? Come Hang Out at Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Do you enjoy the beauty of nature but want to keep your creature comforts? Are you thinking of getting away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, but don’t want to go far? Hoping to find a way ... Read More

WeDigBio 2020 Update

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Plants of Arkansas project on Notes from Nature (NfN) recently participated in its sixth WeDigBio transcription blitz; the ANHC has hosted events for three of the blitzes. During the four-day  ... Read More

Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists Build Bridges

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, November 17, 2020

by Leslie Patrick The Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists (FAMN), one of ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) partners (/Get-Involved/volunteer), recently built and installed two new footb ... Read More

Volunteer Makes a Dent in Graffiti at Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 16, 2020

Last December, the ANHC hosted a cleanup event (/blog/volunteers-help-out-at-three-natural-areas) at Dardanelle Rock Natural Area (NA) in Yell County. Local community volunteers and ANHC staff pic ... Read More

Bat Week is Coming!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 09, 2020

Bat Week, an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature, is observed October 24 to 31. Bat Week is designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Due to the  ... Read More

At Age 17, ANHC Herbarium Has Accessioned Over 15,000 Specimens

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, October 09, 2020

The ANHC Herbarium was founded in 2003 and officially recognized by the international Index Herbariorum (IH) in 2010 when it had totaled 5,000 accessioned (http://collections.paleo.amnh.org/tools- ... Read More

Cooper's Hawk Family Visits ANHC Director at Home

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, October 08, 2020

This summer, ANHC Director Bill Holimon and his wife, Devon, were visited at their home by three juvenile Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperii). The Cooper’s hawks stayed in the area for at least th ... Read More

ANHC Names New Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, October 08, 2020

Kyle Lapham has been named as the new ANHC Chief of Acquisitions and Stewardship. Lapham most recently worked at SunPro Solar as a solar designer, but prior to that was the Arkansas Fire Manager f ... Read More

ANHC Hosts Arkansas WeDigBio Events

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, September 28, 2020

The ANHC is hosting a WeDigBio transcription blitz this October 15-18! WeDigBio, which stands for Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, is an event that encourages people worldwi ... Read More

New Place to Park, Hit the Trail at Sweden Creek Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 02, 2020

A new, larger parking area recently opened at Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area (NA) and the trail has been rerouted to begin there. For several years, parking at the natural area has been inadequat ... Read More


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