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.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

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

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Buttonbushes in bloom July 29, 2009, brighten November 18, 2010, gray, chilly morning

Silverspot skipper moth in top photo. Skippers are day-flying moths.

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