Friday, March 21, 2008

Earth Day Celebration at World Peace Wetland Prairie Set for Sunday afternoon April 20, 2008

Please click on image to enlarge butterfly on pear blossom on March 21, 2008, on World Peace Wetland Prairie.

The Fourth Earth Day Celebration since the Founding of World Peace Wetland Prairie, a city-owned nature park and natural rain garden in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is planned for Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2008.
Nature walks led by local biologists and nature enthusiasts highlighting Arkansas native plants and describing the value of wetland and its function in an urban environment. The 2007 Earth Day nature walks were marred by a late freeze that destroyed the flowers on many trees and native plants that bloomed prematurely after an unusually warm February. A colder February in 2008 slowed the initial growth and the number and varieties of flowers to be seen on Earth Day 2008 may well be much greater.
Information from founding organizations and area environmental groups will be offered as well as an opportunity to participate in the removal of Japanese honeysuckle, fescue and other non-native invasive species. Musicians are invited to perform with acoustic instruments and environmentally friendly songs are welcome.
Bird-watchers are encouraged to come at dawn or stay until dark.
The theme for 2008 is "Keep the Water Where it Falls, Maintain the Habitat."

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 20, 2008
For a slide show of a virtual year-round tour of World Peace Wetland Prairie, please see

Virtual tour of World Peace Wetland Prairie in all seasons of the year

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I looked at a lot of your photos of that park on Flickr. I'll be there. Can you predict some things that might be in bloom on the 20th? I realize those last year's photos didn't include a lot of plants in bloom on Earth Day because the Easter freeze had knocked so many things back.