Field Trip July 13, 2013 Arkansas Post National Memorial

Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Dixon Rd. commuter lot, Exit 3 off I-530 South.  We’ll arrive around 8:45 a.m. at the NPS Visitor Center for those who want to meet us there.  Bring water and lunch.  Target birds are Purple and Common Gallinules (and their babies), Least Bittern, Bald Eagle, and summer songbirds.  Alligators are also possible!  Located at the northern edge of the Gulf coastal plain, Arkansas Post’s native growth ranges from prairie grasses and lowland hardwood forests to wetland marshes near the bayous and river.  John James Audubon described, painted, and named the Traill’s Flycatcher while at Arkansas Post in the spring of 1822.  For a checklist of the park’s birds, go to www.nps.gov/arpo/index.htm.

 

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Meeting Place 6:30 AM
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