Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip to Chesney Prairie Natural Area on Saturday May 15, 2010. Meet up at Chesney at 8 AM. Chesney and the surrounding fields provide excellent opportunities to find many species associated with grasslands and open country in general. A more detailed description of Chesney can be found on the NWAAS website. Follow this link: http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/id17.html You do not have to be an Audubon member to participate; everyone is welcome. We will be walking mowed trails, but boots are recommended for low areas. Location: Benton County, 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 WEST is “Chesney;” road EAST is “Bill Young.” Take Bill Young Road EAST approximately 0.8 miles. At this point there is a gravel farm road going NORTH. Go approximately 0.5 miles NORTH on this road to the dead end at chicken houses and the entrance sign to CPNA. You will pass 4 chicken houses on your left and see the Chesney Prairie sign at the entrance.
For photos of a similar tour in a past year, please see
Aubrey's photos from Chesney Prairie photos on flickr