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Regal Fritillary Photographed at Chesney Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Until this month, the regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia) was thought to be extirpated from Arkansas. The species was last documented in the state in the 1970s, but that changed on July 8 ... Read More

Volunteers Lend Their Talents to the ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The ANHC relies on volunteers across the state to assist with research and the care of our natural areas. Depending on their skills and interests, volunteers can assist with a wide variety of task ... Read More

ANHC Recognizes ANAP Groups

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, September 28, 2017

Founded in 2016, the ANHC’s Adopt a Natural Area Program (ANAP) (/Get-Involved/volunteer) encourages groups to sign up to adopt a local natural area as stewards, helping conduct volunteer event ... Read More

State Wildlife Grant Improves Habitat at Chesney Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) recently completed a grant project to improve the quality of prairie, shrub habitat, and riparian (along rivers and streams) woodlands at Chesney Pr ... Read More

ANHC Volunteer Profile: Craig Fraiser and John Moore

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has a small staff and a big mission, so we often rely on volunteers to increase our reach. One way that volunteers can help us is to gather images o ... Read More

Prairies, Glades, and Barrens: Rare Habitats for Rare Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

When European explorers and early settlers first came to what is now Arkansas they encountered not an unbroken forest but a diverse patchwork of dense forests, open woodlands, and treeless grassla ... Read More

Prescribed Fire: A Helpful Management Tool

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What is a Prescribed Burn? A prescribed burn is the safe use of fire under specific conditions to achieve land management objectives. Land managers write a “prescription” of criteria that must be  ... Read More

New Butterfly Record for Benton County

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, August 28, 2015

Recently, a queen (Danaus gilippus) butterfly was spotted at Chesney Prairie Natural Area (http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-areas/chesney-prairie-natural-area) by photographer Joe Neal. Luck ... Read More


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