Date: 4/26/18 6:18 am From: Joseph C. Neal <joeneal...> Subject: Help birds by improving their habitat at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
The weekend we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day is coming up – weekend of May 12-13, 2018. One way you can help birds is by helping the native plant communities important to them. Van Winkle Hollow in Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is a wonderful place for birds and birding. It is also full of native Ozark plants. Unfortunately, invasive, non-native plants like Garlic Mustard have gotten a foothold in Van Winkle Hollow. So here’s a chance to make a difference in terms of birds and our native plant communities – a “Garlic Mustard Pull” – removal of the plants. No expertise in plants required – just willingness to help out. Make the contact suggested below, or if you decide to help at the last minute, just show up. Lots of great birds in the hollow right now: Hooded and Kentucky Warblers, Wood Thrushes, Louisiana Waterthrush, etc.
Hobbs State Park Garlic Mustard Pull
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am - noon
Meet at the Van Winkle Trailhead Parking Lot (On Highway 12 East of Rogers, and West of the Hobbs State Park Visitor Center):
Come out to the Historic Van Winkle area at Hobbs State Park to help us remove an invasive forest herb!
Garlic mustard grows in sensitive riparian forests and outcompetes native plants that provide food and habitat for wildlife.
An effective method to control invasions of this plant is to pull and bag them up. Please join us to help!
Bring gloves, a digging tool, and water, and wear sturdy boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt.
Contact Amber at 479-789-5009 or <amber.ebbrecht...><mailto:<amber.ebbrecht...> for more information and to volunteer.