For the first time, the Idle Class Magazine is dedicating an issue to celebrating the natural art of the outdoors. A release party June 13 at Trailside Village in Fayetteville will feature music, food and yoga.
The first Monument Trail opens this Saturday at Hobbs State Park in Rogers. The Monument Trails initiative is a collaboration between the Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation and Arkansas State Parks. The projects focus on destination mountain biking trails that merge world-class riding with architecture, art and nature.
The University of Arkansas celebrated the opening of a trail system on the Oak Ridge Hillside between McIlroy Avenue and Clinton Drive near the Walton College of Business. The system includes a soft-surface mountain bike loop called the Freshman Experience, a decomposed granite walking trail, wooden stairs and the existing paved greenway.
Today is World Turtle Day, so we're taking the time to appreciate Arkansas turtles with herpetologist Kory Roberts, author of the website Herps of Arkansas. World Turtle Day has been sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue since 2000. Its purpose is to increase knowledge and respect for turtles and tortoises and to encourage action to help them survive and thrive.
The ruby-throated hummingbird can now be spotted throughout Arkansas as the little birds make their migration route from Central America and Southern Mexico to the eastern U.S where they breed. Joan Reynolds, a volunteer with the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society, tells us how to use feeders and native plants to attract the hummingbirds to your home.