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NW Arkansas Audubon Society to Hike Two Trails at Hobbs State Park – Public Invited

07 Sep 2017 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Northwest Audubon Society will host a field trip to Hobbs State Park Sunday September 10th.  The hike will include the Sinking Stream and Historic Van Winkle Trails.  Water and vault toilets are available at the parking area.

Little Clifty Creek and associated springs connect these short ½ mile-long trails.  According to Joe Neal, hike leader, “The area is full of native birds and interesting native plants.  Spotted Jewelweed, for example, is quite attractive to migrating Ruby-throated hummingbirds.  Other interesting plants include Pawpaw, Great Blue Lobelia, Yellow Ironweed, White Crown beard, an Agrimony, white Leaf cup, and Yellow Bear’s foot.

Both walks are easy and often birdy.  Historic Van Winkle Trail is barrier –free.  As on all Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trips, participate as much or as little as you want.  The field trip is free and open to the public.”

Where:  The meeting place will be on Hwy 12 at GPS coordinates 36°17’48.82” N and 93°57’28.76” W.  From Rogers, travel east on Highway 12, approximately 11.5 miles, or 1.4 miles east of the Hwy 12/303 N intersection.  Both trails share the same parking lot. 

When:  Sunday September 10th

Time:    9:00 am

Cost:     FREE – Public invited to participate


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