The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has announced the launch of a series of events focusing on discussing nature in Arkansas titled “Naturally Arkansas.”
Master naturalist Lynn Foster will host the recurring programs to explore how individuals can reduce negative impacts on the environment, with each episode featuring guest speakers from different expert categories.
This series is planned to go through September, though it may go into next year if there is enough interest. Programs will take place over Zoom.
Foster is a gardener and writer of the Central Arkansas Master Naturalists along with KUAR’s Nature in The Natural State.
“I know a lot of people in this field who I can bring into these discussions.” Foster says, “I want to provide information and answer questions, as well as offer suggestions on what we can all do.”
A few tips Foster promotes often are adding better, native plants to your yard, creating a dark sky at night, adding elements that benefit wildlife and limiting electrical consumption. These topics will be addressed in the February session.
Jan. 27 will kick off the Naturally Arkansas series with guest Myron Means, and will explore lions, wolves and bears in Arkansas. Other upcoming dates include Feb. 24 with Karen Seale and Kay Sanders; March 31 with Craig Douglass; April 28 with Ben Thesing; and May 26 with Dan Scheiman.
Attendees of these programs are encouraged to interact and ask questions. While these events are free, they require registration. For more information about this series, click here.
Photo courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.
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