Category Archives: Birds

Friday To-Do: Hot Springs Village Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Audubon_LOGO_STACKED_COLORJoin the Hot Spings Village Audubon Society for its monthly meeting, tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village. For more information, visit http://www.audubon.org/chapters/hot-springs-village-audubon-society.

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Thursday To-Do: Audubon Society of Central AR Monthly Meeting

Audubon_LOGO_STACKED_COLORJoin the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Fletcher Library in Little Rock. For more information, visit the website at www.ascabird.org.

Weekend To-Do: Eagle Awareness Days at Bull Shoals-White River State Park

Photo Courtesy of Bull Shoals Lake/White River Chamber of Commerce

WHAT: Eagle Awareness Days

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, January 7-8

WHERE: Bull Shoals-White River State Park (153 Dam Overlook Lane) in Bull Shoals

Each year approximately 100 bald eagles visit the Bull Shoals area. Enjoy programs and activities centered around our national symbol. Activities include lake and river cruises, guided bird walks, guest speakers, live bird demonstrations, and live entertainment. Free except for lake and river cruises.

For a detailed schedule, contact the park at (870) 445-3629 or bullshoalswhiteriver@arkansas.com.

Monday To-Do: Tex-Ark Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Audubon_LOGO_STACKED_COLORJoin the Tex-Ark Audubon Society for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Texarkana College – Biology 119 in Texarkana. For more information, contact James Vaitkus, President, Tex-Ark Audubon Society at (903)793-6829 or JVaiGEL@aol.com.

Midway. Message from the Gyre

I’m about to ruin your holiday spirit. If you are easily offended, I highly recommend against watching this video, or at least watch it in privacy of your home.

I learned about this video while taking an Arkansas Earth Institute discussion course called A World of Health: Connecting People, Place and Planet. The six-session course explored the connections between human health and the environment, and how we can sustain both. I learned a lot from the course, both good and bad. Our love affair with plastic and its impact on the environment are astounding. This video illustrates one of the consequences of our love affair.

Chris Jordan photographed rotting carcasses of baby albatrosses filled with plastic. These birds nest on Midway Atoll and are being fed plastic by their parents, who find floating plastic in the middle of the ocean and mistake it for food. The photographs are a part of an ongoing arts and media project called Midway Journey, which has its own website.

As we head into the final weekend before Christmas, let’s be mindful of our consumption and its impact on the environment.

Friday To-Do: Audubon AR Holiday Open House in Fayetteville

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The staff and board of Audubon Arkansas invite you to join for food, refreshments, conversation and conservation.

WHAT: Audubon Arkansas – Northwest Arkansas Field Office Holiday Open House

WHEN: Friday, December 10 – 4-8 p.m.

WHERE: Audubon Arkansas Northwest Office (34 East Center Street, Fayetteville)

Spouses, children, and friends welcome. Please RSVP to mviney@audubon.org.

Friday To-Do: Hot Springs Village Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Audubon_LOGO_STACKED_COLORJoin the Hot Spings Village Audubon Society for its monthly meeting, tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village. For more information, visit http://www.audubon.org/chapters/hot-springs-village-audubon-society.