Naturally Arkansas

We call Arkansas the Natural State, but what does that mean? In 2022, the Central Arkansas Library System will host a series of events discussing the nature of…well…nature in Arkansas. We’ll have programs exploring native wildlife, natural landscapes, local plants and seeds, and resource management. Join us each month in 2022 for this fun and informative series.

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Lions, Wolves, and Bears in Arkansas

Myron Means is the Large Carnivore Program Coordinator at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Join him and Lynn Foster for a presentation and discussion about the past, present, and future of bears and other large carnivores in the Natural State. Why was Arkansas known as the Bear State? What’s the origin of the town of Oil Trough’s name?

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Ask the Natural Gardeners

Now is the perfect time to be thinking about planting trees, shrubs, and flowering plants in your yard! Would you like a pollinator garden? Want more native plants in your yard? Ready to get started but unsure of how to begin? Karen Seale, Kay Sanders, and Lynn Foster are all native plant gardeners who will be talking about their experiences with native plants and answering your questions.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Central Arkansas

How does a recycling operation work? Why has Regional Recycling cut back on what it will accept? What happens to a plastic bottle that is recycled? What happens to people who don’t follow the recycling rules? What barriers must be surmounted for our society to become more sustainable?

What future job growth, and what kind of jobs,

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The Wonderful World of Native Seeds

For Earth Month, we’ll be talking about seeds, which are essential to life on Earth. Ben Thesing, Natural Resource Specialist at Central Arkansas Water, and host Lynn Foster will be discussing the dispersion and germination of native seeds, and how to best handle them to grow native plants. Fun fact: Kentucky coffeetrees are rare today.

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A Yard Full of Birds

Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director for Audubon Delta, will join us this month. He and host Lynn Foster will be discussing the type of habitat you need to plant to attract birds to your yard. So often discussions like this focus on feeder food, but plants themselves are so much better for the environment! Find out about other Audubon projects as well,

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