Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chesney Prairie and Stump Prairie visit set by Joe Neal for Audubon members and guests

Chesney is Tallgrass Prairie near Siloam Springs, way way up in NW
corner of Arkansas. Everyone is welcome -- don't need to be a member.
We will meet around 8 AM (you can also come later & just look for us
out there in the native grass & flowers) at Chesney Prairie Natural
Area, bird & botanize til we can't stand it anymore, then make the 1
mile drive over to Stump Prairie and do it again (BUT doesn't take as
long 'cause there's less of Stump). Joe Woolbright is keeping good
mowed paths open in both places, so it will be easy walking and you
can cover as much or as little as you wish. Probably be hot & sunny,
so come prepared. Bugs aren't usually bad at all there. There's
usually plenty of good stuff to see unless you are looking for the
Grand Wazoo.

Location: near Siloam Springs, AR. How to get there: From
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, take highway 412 W to near Siloam
Springs city limits. At the intersection of 412 & 59, turn N onto 59.
You pass the Siloam Springs airport. Approximately 1 mile past the
airport, note an intersection: the road W is ?Chesney;? road E is
?Bill Young.? Take Bill Young Road E approximately 0.8 miles. At this
point there is a gravel farm road going N. Go approximately 0.5 miles
N on this road to the dead end at chicken houses and the entrance sign
to CPNA.

JOSEPH C. NEAL in Fayetteville, Arkansas

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