The NW AR Wetland Ecology Tour, hosted by the South Central Chapter of SWS, will be held at Wilson Springs Preserve in Fayetteville, Arkansas. There will be hikes led by local experts in botany, ornithology, herpetology, and aquatic ecology.
Wilson Springs Preserve is a 121-acre wet prairie remnant located in Fayetteville and is considered Fayetteville's largest permanently protected wetland. With a rich matrix of habitats including, streams, wetlands, tallgrass prairie, and oak savannah, the Preserve is home to more than 300 different plant species and over 180 different species of birds, as well as several species of conservation concern such as the Arkansas darter.
Participants should plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. on September 24, with hikes running from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Parking will be by the Wilson Springs Nature Preserve Trailhead on the south side of the Sam’s Club parking lot at 3081 AR-112, Fayetteville, AR, 72704. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided, and door prizes will be given away. All proceeds benefit the Society of Wetland Scientists and the NWA Land Trust.
For more information, please contact Eric Fuselier at EFuselier@olsson.com or you can visit the Facebook page.