Friends of Hobbs Speaker's Series: Joan Reynolds says that glades are found throughout the Ozarks and occasionally on steep south and west facing slopes throughout Arkansas. These land features are sometimes referred to as balds or barrens. Glades are essentially shallow, rocky soils with exposed bedrock characterized by an abundance of wildflowers and native grasses, with only a few trees and shrubs. Periodic fires and local conditions of topography, bedrock and soil greatly influence glade development. Today, eastern red cedar has taken over most of our natural glades and the wildlife that we used to find there.
Meeting place: Visitor Center