Eureka Nature

For posting information about natural history events in and around Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Migration update, insects too

Just spent an hour at Lake Leatherwood. Lots of swallows, mostly Northern Rough-wing, but did find first of year Barn Swallows and Chimney Swifts. Two new Butterfly species for me were Pearl Crescent and Red-banded Hairstreak. A new dragonfly was a Springtime Darner. All bugs were on the Beacham Trail from the small meadow down to the woods edge.

Saw a couple of publications with local birding info. Ruth Hager handed me a tear-off map with some activities for April, including the two bird hikes, and also a slick tri-fold calender thing with the hikes marked on a calender and the descriptions in the side-bar. ALERT: some of the dates are wrong on the calenders. The survey of local sites is the 14th and 15th, Sat and Sun. The Migratory Bird Day hike is the 28th, Saturday.


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