Date: 5/16/18 8:36 am From: Crawford, Priscilla H. <prill...> Subject: Free Field Day - June 16th
Hello OK Birders!
The Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry is hosting a free Field Day on Saturday June 16th at Copperhead Ridge Registered Natural Area - 162 acres on the western edge of Pawnee County.
This is a great opportunity to visit private property that is being managed for wildlife diversity - including grassland and woodland birds, herps, and inverts. Featuring an excellent example of tallgrass prairie with an abundance of native wildflowers and grasses. Crosstimbers cover the slopes down to the Arkansas River floodplain. Springs and seeps can be found along the hillsides creating microhabitats that are refuge for uncommon native plants. Parcels of bottomland along Red Rock Creek had been cropland, but are currently undergoing restoration to remove invasive plants and to reestablish native bottomland hardwoods.