Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chesney Prairie northeast of Siloam Springs site of weekend nature walk

A set of photos from previous Audubon outings to Chesney Prairie.
Join members and friends of Northwest Arkansas Audubon
Society on Sunday July 10 for a field trip
to Chesney Prairie Natural Area near  
Siloam Springs. The field trip is free
and open to the public.
This is an opportunity to see rare prairie
habitat, including native birds,  
flowers, butterflies, and other insects.
Chesney will feature a good showing of native
flowers, especially several species 
of sunflowers and dramatic 
purple blazing star and attending butterflies.
Many open-country birds such as Dickcissels,
American Goldfinches, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers,
Loggerhead Shrikes, and others are seen, 
and we have occasional overflights by 
Swainson's Hawk. The trip will consist 
of an easy walk on mowed trails.
People can walk as much or as little
as they wish. 
Water, sunscreen, and hat are recommended.
Participants do not have to be members 
of the NWAAS to participate. All ages and skill
levels are welcome. 
Meet the group at the entrance to Chesney at 8 AM.
For directions to Chesney, go to the NWAAS web site at and follow the link on the  
left: Places to bird in northwest Arkansas.
JOSEPH C. NEAL in Fayetteville, Arkansas

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