Audubon Society of Central Arkansas Minutes

Audubon Society of Central Arkansas Minutes

Fletcher Library, Little Rock, AR

August 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m.



The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Cindy Franklin.  Twenty-three people were present.


The July Minutes were approved on a motion by Dottie Boyles and second by Jane Gulley.


Jim Dixon presented the July treasurer’s report which showed no income or expenses.  The net deficit through July remained at $2,333.38.


Cindy noted the upcoming field trip to Bald Knob NWR on August 25.


Cindy next talked about a petition to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission to ban unlimited harvesting of wild aquatic turtles.  She reported the proposed ban was unlikely, and more likely was AGFC approving a three year study.


Dan Scheiman mentioned upcoming speakers will be Paul Norris with the Central Arkansas Trail Alliance September 13 and ???? October 11.


A program on Citizen Science was presented by Rob Beadel of the Arkansas Forestry Association following his introduction by Dan.  The program ended at 8:00.


Cindy mentioned a Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration September 7-9 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and Audubon Arkansas’s native plant sale September 22.


Cindy drafted a nominating committee for the officer and Board election in December made up of Jane, Karen Holliday and Cindy.


Susan Hardin brought up the effort to save the old Clarendon Bridge for recreational use.


The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Barry Haas

Recording Secretary