Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pollinators a bit ahead of schedule and searching non-native flowers for nectar while waiting for natives to bloom as summer approaches

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Eastern tailed blue butterfly on dead nettle, a non-native, invasive small wetland plant that is important in late winter for pollinators to survive

Honeybee nectars from grape hyacinth

Thursday, March 15, 2012

University of Arkansas faculty member explains the power of nature for good in human life at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Fayetteville Public Library


Donald Wleklinski, MS, BSN, RN
University of Arkansas School of Nursing Faculty

6:30 PM March 15, 2012

Fayetteville Public Library
Walker Community Room,
401 West Mountain Street

Free and Open to the Public

                Exposure to nature is vital to our physical and emotional health, explains Donald Wleklinski, of the University of Arkansas School of Nursing faculty.  He tells how “nature engages your attention in a relaxed fashion with such things as leaves rustling, patterns of clouds, sunsets, a bird, and the shape of an old tree. Nature captures our attention in subtle, bottom-up ways and allows our top-down attention abilities a chance to regenerate.”  Natural environments “restore” our attention.  Wleklinski’s presentation is well backed up with thorough research and references.  He indicates that some of us may suffer from “nature-deficit” and shows how exposure to nature can provide preventative health care and empower everyone, children and adults, both physically and mentally.  The presentation will include a period for questions and answers.

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