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 http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/index.html and follow the link on the left: Places to bird in northwest Arkansas. -- JOSEPH C. NEAL in Fayetteville, Arkansas