Boy we’re lucky. Here and there we hear about our great friend Mother Nature, but at Hobbs State Park you can actually see her. Yes! Every second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am, all throughout the year, she visits the Park. Her favorite thing to do is to read nature-related stories of the forest and the animals that live there. Those who visit her always remember an educational, memorable, and fun time. FREE event.
Story time will be followed by “hands-on” nature-craft activities. Children of all ages are welcome, however most stories will target children 3-6 years of age.
What: Fun with Mother NatureWhere: Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.
When: Every second Saturday of the month at 10:30 am
Mother Nature Visits and Reading Subjects for the Rest of the Year:(Keep this list on your refrigerator so you never miss Mother Nature.)
March 9th: Getting Ready for Spring – Changes in the WoodsApril 13th: Dandelions – Stars in the GrassMay 11th: Around the Pond – Frogs and ToadsJune 8th: Animals in The NightJuly 13th: Water Dance – Water Cycle & Storm Drain PollutionAugust 10th: Caterpillar to ButterflySeptember 14th: Autumn in the Woods – Preparing for WinterOctober 12th: Bats – Not Really ScaryNovember 9th: It’s Turkey TimeDecember 14th: Who Goes There? Footprints and Animal Signs
Are you ready for spring?! Join a park interpreter on this easy half mile hike as we discover the signs of spring in the beautiful Van Winkle Hollow area. Meet at the Sinking Stream trailhead.
Celebrate World Water Day with Park Interpreter Chris by exploring Little Clifty Creek along the Historic Van Winkle trail. With dip nets and kick seines we’ll catch insects, snails, crawdads and other aquatic macroinvertebrates, and who knows what else?! Learn how the critters can tell us if the water is clean or polluted. Meet at the Historic Van Winkle trailhead, and bring rubber boots or waders if you have them.
Join a park interpreter for this fun and lively program, perfect for families with young children, as we learn about the reptiles of Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Be ready for an up-close encounter with a live turtle and a snake, and we’ll wrap up with the reptile rap! Meet at the Visitor Center. FREE
It’s not easy being green and slimy! Learn more about our amphibian friends, the frogs, toads and salamanders, with Park Interpreter Chris. After an indoor introduction, we’ll check out the ponds near the Visitor Center and see what’s hoppin’! Learn how you can help monitor frog populations, which have been declining, by participating in FrogWatch, a nationwide community science project.
Do you know the destination of a trail? And just what is the Ozark Plateau? Join Interpreter Steve to learn more about your State Park.
Learn from Park Interpreter Steve why this rare tree, once common in the Ozarks, is so important and what we are doing at Hobbs State Park to try and save it. FREE
Friends of Hobbs Speaker, Victoria Jones, will offer a presentation on the latest archaeological discoveries at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Free!
Join Park Staff and local pediatrician, Dr. Janet Cantwell, for our first Walk With a Doc, while also celebrating National Walk in the Park Day! Walking is good for the body and the mind! We’ll walk the ADA accessible, half mile Ozark Plateau Trail, which is good for beginners. Find out more about the benefits of walking, the trails at Hobbs, and make it your goal to get healthier as we move into spring.
Everyone who lives in Arkansas should be aware of what venomous snakes we have and what they look like. This short program identifies the 6 venomous snakes that we have in Arkansas, five of which are found in northwest Arkansas. FREE
Some of the symbols are easy, and others you probably have never heard of. Did you know we have a state soil and a State beverage? Join interpreter Steve to learn some of the symbols of Arkansas. Visitor Center. FREE
Join us for a light breakfast as ornithologists use mist nets to capture birds, gather some data, and then let YOU help release them! There’s nothing like seeing these amazing creatures up close and in the hand! Breakfast sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited, The Bluebird Shed, and 3-D Pet Products.
Meeting place: Visitor CenterAdmission: Free
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Send mail to: PO Box 802, Rogers, Arkansas 72757-0802
Located at: 20201 East Hwy 12 - Rogers, Arkansas 72756