SW Arkansas Bioblitz!

On Saturday, October 8th I will hold a bioblitz at the Sulphur River WMA and the adjoining Alex Smith County Park in Miller County, AR. This area borders both Texas and Louisiana.

Map of the WMA: https://www.agfc.com/en/zone-map/770/

Alex Smith Park: https://www.facebook.com/Alex-Smith-Park-Miller-County-Arkansas-104580878637542/

The WMA is ten miles long but has few trails, so it is very rugged. We will use Alex Smith County Park as our base of operations, since this park has showers, bathrooms, picnic tables, and a campground.

I plan to have everyone meet at the Sulphur River boat ramp in Alex Smith at about 8 am. We will gather for lunch at noon. Bring anything you would like to share with others, such as paper plates or drinks. I am going to see about getting permission to do some blacklighting.

Directions to the boat ramp: At the intersection of Blackman Ferry Road/Hwy 237 and Smith Park Road, you will see a sign for the county park. Go straight down Smith Park Road until it makes a 90 degree turn to the right. Keep going and you will see the boat ramp.

Feel free to tag anyone who may be interested!

Notes:

Access to Arkansas WMAs and state parks is free! The state uses part of the sales tax to fund the parks, and the state figures that since you're already paying for them every time you buy something, admission is free.

Alcohol in the WMA is not allowed.

You can either camp in Alex Smith Park or stay in a hotel in nearby Atlanta, TX.

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Posted on Ιούλιος 09, 2022 1159 ΜΜ by cosmiccat cosmiccat

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Dang! I would love to go to this bioblitz, but I have already signed up for one in Texas that weekend. I hope there will be another one in the same area some other time. Thanks for the invite, @cosmiccat!

Αναρτήθηκε από annikaml σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

@amzapp, check this out!

Αναρτήθηκε από annikaml σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

@cosmiccat Rats!!! Am committed that weekend. :-( Sounds like an awesome place. Will you be able to attend the Sept 16-18 BioBlitz?

Αναρτήθηκε από connlindajo σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

@connlindajo where is that one?

Αναρτήθηκε από cosmiccat σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

Riverby Ranch. I retagged you on Russell's journal post.

Αναρτήθηκε από connlindajo σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

I'll give a soft maybe for now. Never visited that WMA!

Αναρτήθηκε από thebirdnerd σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

Would love to go! I'll have to get closer to the date to commit.

Αναρτήθηκε από lauramorganclark σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

I'm with Laura - too early to commit, but if I attend I can give a tour of the nearby Miller County Sandhills Natural Area - the highest concentration of rare/tracked plant species in the entire system of Natural Areas for Arkansas.

Αναρτήθηκε από eric_hunt σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

@sonnia wanted to make sure you knew about this.

Αναρτήθηκε από lauramorganclark σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

@eric_hunt A tour would be great!

Αναρτήθηκε από cosmiccat σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

@soterplantopus @brent_baker Tagging both y'all in on this.

Αναρτήθηκε από eric_hunt σχεδόν 2 χρόνια πριν

Thanks for the tag! That's the weekend of the AR Native Plant Society meeting in Stuttgart, so I won't be able to attend. Hope you have a great turnout and find lots of good things!

Αναρτήθηκε από jenogle πάνω από 1 χρόνo πριν

Just an update! I have decided to cancel the mothing. I am night blind and shouldn't be making the hour long drive home after dark. I was originally going to stay in a hotel in Atlanta so I don't have to drive, but money is short right now.

If anyone plans to come on Saturday, please let me know!

Αναρτήθηκε από cosmiccat πάνω από 1 χρόνo πριν

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