Date: 7/25/22 2:15 pm
From: Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...>
Subject: Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
Thanks for the help and sorry I had missed the “Tent Revival” report from earlier. Will enjoy sitting down to savor reading all.

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> On Jul 25, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Ed Laster <elaster523...> wrote:
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> Today’s Democrat-Gazette, Monday 7/25/22, discusses the land donation in the Arkansas section. Note: this is the Central Arkansas edition, so you may not have seen it in the NW Arkansas edition.
> Ed Laster
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>> On Jul 25, 2022, at 10:28 AM, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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>> Cheryl, forwarding recent postings on the subject.
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>> What a legacy she leaves behind! Very inspiring. Thanks to Sandy Berger who shared this article with me.
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>> 97-year-old pays forward with bird sanctuary
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>> 97-year-old pays forward with bird sanctuary
>> Betty Hinsaw, a United Methodist, recently donated 25 acres to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, which will res...
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>> On Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 11:12:49 am GMT-5, robinbuff <robinbuff...> wrote:
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>> Joe, I am so glad you were able to meet Mrs. Renshaw. I was a poor substitute for you when we had our initial meeting with the land trust. She really wanted to meet Joe Neal. I have to think that you and your work has had a positive impact on her. You are a rock star to her.
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>> Your reporting of the event is outstanding. You done good, Joe. I am so proud to be your friend.
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>> From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
>> Date: 6/3/22 7:51 AM (GMT-06:00)
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>> Subject: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK
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>> Dawn Hinshaw welcomes me to her family’s Rocking Chair Ranch at Tontitown. Behind her: a tent, platform with podium, and rows of chairs. Occasion: celebration and dedication of her mother’s donation, with family support, of 25-acres along Little Wildcat Creek.
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>> Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary is now part of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. Thursday’s occasion is an official ribbon-cutting.
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>> And there is Betty herself, age 96, slim, informal and agile, behaving like healthy 70. During husband Jerry E. Hinshaw’s lifetime, she raised her children there. Rocking Chair was a poultry and later cattle operation. Part of it now is for the birds, and other creatures, like pollinators. It's her gift to her children and the future.
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>> Scissor-tailed Flycatchers work the fences. I hear Summer Tanagers singing in the mature oaks.
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>> The event was on Thursday evening, June 2. Access to the ranch was across a mowed field, with help from Tontitown police. Barbed wire fencing is covered with Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds. The big fields are alive with singing Dickcissels.
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>> A crowd slowly filters in across the pasture. It’s like a Hinshaw family reunion since some have come a long way for this moment. Lots of Hinshaws and relations are in the tent.
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>> Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is ambitious. It involves restoring native grasses to the fields and a special area of native plants to attract pollinators. Marson Nance, Director of Land Stewardship and Research, outlines plans, “…to improve and preserve the quality of life for all the people in our region through the permanent protection of land.”
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>> Amen to that Brother Nance! In the fields I see yellow sulphur butterflies. Suddenly, as on cue, a Varigated Fritillary flies into the tent to check out the flowers on the podium.
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>> Betty has a few remarks, humorous and poetic, about her love for the land. She opens her remarks saying the climate crisis “is real and our birds are in trouble.” A few Purple Martins are chasing bugs in the field behind. A newly elected Mayor of Tontitown is in attendance.
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>> I am also reminded of tent revivals of my youth because we have gospel music. Gospel in that Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, the duo “Still on the Hill,” perform three original bird songs. They also teach birds to kids that attend Arkansas Audubon Society’s Halberg Ecology Camp.
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>> Reverend Dr Andrew Thompson, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist in Springdale, has a few remarks and a closing prayer, mentioning that with acts like Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary “… winged creatures of the earth could be bountiful and multiply.” He praised Betty’s “far-sighted vision.”
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>> A Baltimore Oriole flies across the field behind him. And then it is mostly done. I hear a Fish Crow down by Little Wildcat Creek.
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>> On Monday, 25 July, 2022 at 10:18:10 am GMT-5, Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> wrote:
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>> I would be interested to hear comments from northwest Arkansas Birders about the plans for a 25-acre bird sanctuary along Wildcat Creek.
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