Thursday, December 30, 2010

Barred owl goes to work at 5 p.m. on December 29, 2010, at World Peace Wetland Prairie

Please click on link to ENLARGE view of barred owl hunting from hackberry limb over World Peace Wetland Prairie at 5 p.m. December 29, 2010.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Immature male cardinal eating ambrosia seeds on September 16, 2010

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September and October are feasting months for locally fledged birds as well as the hoards of migrating birds that find Ambrosia trifida a special native treat in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The importance of allowing native plants to go to seed and remain standing as "feeders with legs" cannot be overemphasized.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jim Bemis speaks at Telecom Board meeting on December 16, 2010

GOVERNMENT CHANNEL SCHEDULE published Friday, December 17, 2010, the day following Telecom Board meeting, does not include Telecom Board meeting video to be run during week of 12/17/2010 through 12/12/2010. Bemis' comments, therefore, will not be shown on Cox Cable or AT&T U-verse until long after the Fayetteville City Council meeting at which the CAT contract will be voted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World Peace Wetland Prairie on Google Earth

world peace wetland prairie
Eisenvater posted a photo:


that's its official name, and it's a city park.

i discovered it while trying out my new bike in south fayetteville. it's two acres of old wetland watered by the "soup branch" and squeezed in between an older residential neighborhood, a food plant (used to be a campbell's soup plant, hence the creek's name), and a dead subdivision project. people in the neighborhood started this garden four years ago, initially using the site of some torn-down houses, then expanding with the help of city and corporate grants. it's all volunteer labor.

this is the entrance area. the rock circle will be a peace sign featuring plants from all over the world. on the left is a glimpse of the a memorial/butterfly garden the mason built for his young daughter who died in 2004.

the woman in the background is one of the volunteers. she used to be an activist in the bay area, protesting the poultry industry there. the park, she told me, is funded in part by tyson foods, and she's quite aware of the irony.

Audubon Arkansas open house coming up December 10, 2010

Audubon Arkansas - Long White
Wishing You Happy Holidays!!!

Please Join Us

Friday, December 10, 2010
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
34 East Center Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas
For the
Audubon Arkansas
Holiday Open House
The staff and board of Audubon Arkansas invite you to join us for food, refreshments, conversation and conservation. Spouses, children, and friends welcome.
Please RSVP to

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A few faces from Hank Kaminsky's studio open house on November 27, 2010

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