November 18 Field Trip to DeGray Lake Resort State Park—Arkadelphia

 

The fall conference of the Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) is being held at Ferncliff in West Little Rock Nov. 17-19.  This trip is one of the Saturday conference field trips and will be a joint ASCA/AAS trip.  We’ll meet at 7:30 a.m. in the commuter lot at I-430/I-630 off Shackleford Road in Little Rock.  We’ll arrive around 8:45 a.m. at the park’s Lodge for anyone who would like to meet us there.  Our target birds will be eagles, loons, ducks, mergansers, grebes, and gulls.  Dress warm, the lake can be windy and cold.  Hats and gloves are recommended.  Bring scope, water, and snacks.  You can bring lunch or eat in the Lodge’s restaurant.

 

Address for the park is:  2027 State Park Entrance Road – Bismarck, Arkansas 71929.  GPS coordinates are 34.24562, -93.14840.  Go to www.degray.com for more information about the park.

October 12, Regular Meeting – Traveling Through Historic Arkansas

Speakers: Dottie and Doris Boyles

On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into law. The act created state historic preservation offices – including the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage – to coordinate preservation efforts and administer federal historic preservation programs. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NHPA, the AHPP sponsored the Arkansas National Register Passport Program, which invites those adventurous enough to visit 26 historic stamping stations around the state. Doris and Dottie managed to visit all 26 locations in eight months.

Dottie works for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Her hobbies over the years have included hiking, painting, collecting, and making things. While she has always been interested in birds, she didn’t become a serious birder until 2000.

Doris is an avid quilter and gardener, retired American Iris Society Judge, and collector of many things. She has been a serious birder since 2000.

 

Meeting will be at 7 PM at the Fletcher Library.