Date: 3/20/17 3:55 pm
From: Tish DePriest <tishd...>
Subject: Re: Dottie & Doris's Grand Adventure-Part 2
Great post!

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> On Mar 20, 2017, at 12:12 AM, Dottie Boyles <ctboyles...> wrote:
>
> First of all I'd like to thank Karen Holliday not only for the nice
> write-up, but for going along with our crazy idea and doing the driving. It
> was a whirlwind trip!
>
> The adventure for Mom and I began Friday, March 17, (while Karen was at
> work) with a trip to south Arkansas to visit Arkansas Historic Preservation
> Program (AHPP) passport stamping stations in Crossett and El Dorado and of
> course state parks in the area. State Parks included Moro Bay, where the
> pine trees were dripping with singing Pine Warblers, we saw a large flock of
> Chipping Sparrows with Dark-eyed Juncos mixed in; next we ate lunch at the
> South Arkansas Arboretum while being serenaded by a Northern Mockingbird
> doing great imitations of a Brown-headed Nuthatch. After a visit to the
> Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources we headed to Logoly SP. The park was
> really quiet, not a single bird singing, but we found a very special bird-er
> --Devon Moon, who works at the park! After Logoly we raced to White Oak
> Lake SP where the park staff was nice enough to stay a few minutes late
> until we could arrive at 5:02 and buy a park patch. They were a super group
> and fun to visit with. We heard more singing Pine Warblers and a Pileated
> Woodpecker. Last stop of the day was to Poison Springs Battleground SP
> before heading home to pack our bags for the northwest Arkansas trip on Sat.
> and Sun. with Karen.
>
> Most numerous bird of the day--Turkey Vulture. I have no idea how many we
> saw altogether, but to say close to 100 would not be an exaggeration! We
> never saw a Black Vulture, just TV's.
>
> It was a fun three days. We finished the AHPP passport program by visiting
> seven stamping stations, visited 12 State Parks (Devil's Den was the only
> park that was also a stamping station), drove or rode just under 1,000
> miles, and met a lot of nice people along the way! I have now visited 46 of
> the 52 Arkansas State Parks and Mom, 42. She is catching up fast with me!
>
> Dottie
> Little Rock
 
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