State Parks

Top 10 State Parks to Visit in Arkansas

 Arkansas doesn’t earn the title “The Natural State” for nothing. Our state has some of the most beautiful natural features in the country with a geographically diverse layout. If the pandemic has been good for anything,  it’s been the chance to appreciate the freedom of being in nature.    With so many state parks and…

Sky of the Month: Stargazing in January 2021

Every month, AY About You outlines the night sky in these easily digestible guides. And stargazing in January is another one for the books. This month features local astrophotography from Arkansan Tony Milligan. You can find more of his spectacular photos on his website, Captured in Time.     Moon Phases   Third Quarter: Jan. 6 New…

The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center Opens in Springdale

“Investing in conservation education is a vital role of our mission, but we also have to carefully balance that with the investment in managing fish and wildlife and providing recreational opportunities for the public.” — Bobby Martin, Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioner.   The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, which officially…

The Dream of El Dorado

by Dustin Jayroe There’s no getting around the fact that El Dorado has produced far more than its share of overachievers. The late novelist Charles Portis was born in this fine Union County community, as were star athletes Lou Brock (National Hall of Fame baseball player) and Goose Tatum (basketball icon for the Harlem Globetrotters).…