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New Herbarium Space Completed

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) has been a recognized herbarium by Index Herbariorum (IH) (http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/ih/), the official database of worldwide herbaria maint ... Read More

Volunteer Keesling Assists the ANHC With Rare Plant Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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 a ... Read More

An Unexpected Find in an Unexpected Place

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 04, 2016

Unusual sites often support unusual species. That’s the kind of proven biological wisdom that guides the field staff of the ANHC on a daily basis. Sometimes an unusual site is a rare rock or soil  ... Read More

Study of Arkansas Tree Guides Scientists to a New Moth Discovery

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 30, 2016

Curiosity and observation are keys to any new discovery. Such was the case for Dr. Donald R. Davis and Dr. Gary R. Graves, who recently published their research (http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10. ... 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

North Little Rock Middle School Students Job Shadow at ANHC

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Eighth graders Peyton Greenwood (pictured left) and Mary Hill (pictured right) spent several hours shadowing ANHC staff in March as part of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce (http://nlrcha ... Read More

Something Old, Something New: Two More Plants for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April saw two new plants documented from Arkansas, one fresh from the field and the other from pressed specimens collected more than 127 years ago. The first was common fumitory (Fumaria officinal ... Read More

Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... Read More

Beatrix Potter: Mycologist, Artist, and Author

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) is well-known for her children's books (with characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck), but few know that the acclaimed children's book author was al ... Read More


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