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Birds & Blooms at Ozark Natural Science Center

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Ozark Natural Science Center in Huntsville

I used to think Fall was my favorite season, but now I know it’s Spring. I love the gorgeous shades of green that pop out on trees and bushes across the Arkansas landscape. The buds and blooms of trees and flowers, singing birds, and warmer days make me feel more alive. Plus, there are a ton of events to help us all enjoy the great outdoors.

The Ozark Natural Science Center in Huntsville, for example, has two upcoming events.

Birds & Blooms is April 10-11. Dust off your field guides, grab your binoculars, and lace up your hiking boots for a weekend venturing out on the ONSC trails in search of early spring wildflowers and migratory songbirds. The cost for this exploratory weekend is $125 per person and includes lodging and meals. It’s for those ages 18 and older. Click here to find out more and make reservations.

ONSC offers BioBlitz on April 18. The group will explore everything from critters that fly, crawl, or slither to plants, trees and fungi. This free event is from 6:45 a.m. until 8 p.m. You can sign up for just one part or participate in them all. Meals and snacks are included. Click here to find out more and to register.

You can call 479-202-8340 for additional information.

By Jill Rohrbach, travel writer for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

First Day Hike: War Eagle Trail

January 1, 2014 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Meeting Place: Dogwood Trailhead on Highway 23 Admission: Free

Start your new year off right with a hike to the War Eagle Creek Overlook! Join Park Assistant Superintendent Daniel at the Dogwood trailhead just past the Keith Ham Pavilion for a guided hike down to the overlook and back. This is a short, mildly strenuous hike, but the view is worth the effort. Be sure to bring your camera, binoculars, and hiking boots.

Withrow Springs State Park 33424 Spur 23 Huntsville, AR  72740 Phone: (479) 559-2593 withrowsprings@arkansas.com

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