Join Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society (NWAAS) for its monthly field trip to Chesney Prairie near Siloam Springs, followed by an evening presentation in Fayetteville, tomorrow at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Meet at the entrance to Chesney Prairie at 9 a.m. This is an opportunity to see rare prairie habitat, including native birds, flowers, butterflies, and other insects. Chesney will feature a good showing of native flowers, especially several species of sunflowers and dramatic purple gay feathers (Liatris species) and attending butterflies. Many open country birds like Dickcissels, American Goldfinches, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Loggerhead Shrikes, Bell’s Vireo, Blue Grosbeak, and others are often seen here or nearby.
The trip will consist of an easy walk of about 1.1 miles on mowed trails. A longer trail is available; you can walk as much or as little as you wish. Water, sunscreen, and hat are recommended.
Free and open to the public. You do not have to be a member of the NWAAS to participate. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Click here for directions to Chesney Prairie.
In the evening, Dr. Dan Scheiman, Director of Bird Conservation with Audubon Arkansas, will present a program at Nightbird Books (205 West Dickson) in Fayetteville. His program, featuring a birding trip to Africa, is also free and open to the public. The program starts at 7 p.m.
For more information on the field trip and evening presentation, visit NWAAS website at www.nwarkaudubon.org.