Date: 5/27/19 7:43 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: field trip to UPPER BUFFALO AND CAVE MOUNTAIN SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2019
Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip to Cave Mountain and the upper Buffalo River in Newton County Saturday, June 8, 2019. Meet at 9 AM, Boxley Bridge over the Buffalo, intersection of highway 21 & Cave Mountain Road. This area is rich in both avian and plant treasures. Birding AND botanizing go hand-in-hand on this field trip. Everyone welcome. You do not need to be a member to participate. All ages and experience levels welcome. This is mostly stops at various places with modest walking and no extensive hiking. Check out birding opportunities in UPPER BUFFALO here:

http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/placestobird.htm

Public lands include Buffalo National River, Upper Buffalo Wilderness, and Ozark National Forest. There are also private farms. We will seek fabulous breeding birds including warblers like Cerulean, Hooded, Worm-eating, American Redstart, Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, and on the look-out for interesting native plants.

DIRECTIONS: Cave Mountain is south of Boxley on highway 21. Using intersection of Arkansas 43 & 21 as reference: Boxley Baptist Church is 0.5 miles south of the intersection. Our meeting point adjacent the bridge over the Buffalo is 1.2 miles south of 21 and 43. If you are moderately late, head up Cave Mountain Road (Newton County Road 5) to find us. Using GPS, Boxley bridge is at 35.961036, -93.404160. If you are fashionably late, you may find us along 21 somewhere between Cave Mountain Road and the Ponca store (snacks).


 
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