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ANHC Herbarium Specimen Images Online and More to Come!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

by Diana Soteropoulos In summer and fall 2018, volunteers and interns took photographs of 12,069 accessioned specimens in the ANHC Herbarium. These specimen images and their associated data were u ... Read More

Volunteers Pitch In at Slippery Hollow Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 28, 2019

Staff and volunteers recently conducted a dumpsite cleanup event at Slippery Hollow Natural Area (NA) in Marion County. Volunteers from the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN) chapte ... Read More

DNA Confirms 3 Plant Species New to Arkansas; 1 New to Science

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 15, 2017

New discoveries are often made because something doesn’t look quite right. This is especially true in biology. “When we’re in the field we always look for odd-looking specimens that don’t qui ... Read More

NCAMN Help Out at Baker Prairie Natural Area

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 28, 2017

Seven members of the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN) (http://wordpress.arkansasmasternaturalists.org/category/s1-amn-s/c4-nc-c/) volunteered at Baker Prairie Natural Area (NA) (/ ... Read More

ANHC Volunteer Profile: Karen Seale

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Volunteers help the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) maximize its resources. They can frequently be found participating in a clean-up on a natural area, or collecting images of rare spe ... 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

WAMN Collect and Disperse Seeds at Flanagan Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Western Arkansas Master Naturalists (WAMN) recently collected native seed for habitat restoration at H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area (/natural-areas/h-e-flanagan-prairie-natural-area). The  ... Read More

Natural Feature: Bioblitz

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Many academic and conservation agencies conduct an annual bioblitz to expand the knowledge of a particular natural environment. But what exactly is a bioblitz? What is a Bioblitz? The term “bi ... 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

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


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