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.
Sprinkler System Efficiency
Speaker: Mark Brown, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Water is a precious resource. During the summer months as much as 80% of the water used by an average home is for outdoor use. Homeowners watering their lawns and landscapes are the main source of this outdoor use. There are lawn care practices that, if followed, can reduce the need for irrigation and still allow your lawn to be healthy and green. The tips you learn at this talk will save you money as well as water.
Mark has been a Pulaski County Extension Agent since April 2010, specializing in outdoor water conservation and turfgrass management. His specialties include lawn care, turfgrass diseases, soil testing, and outdoor water efficiency. He has B.S. in Turfgrass Science from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and is currently a graduate student in Agriculture Education at the University of Arkansas. He is a native
Arkansan from Bryant.
Location: Fletcher Library. Time: 7 PM.