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Central Arkansas Master Naturalists
Written by Sherry Sanchez   

 

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

 

It was a hot and muggy day at Terre Noire where CAMN and DLAMN members had advance training and volunteer work. Terre Noire Preserve and Natural Area is one of the highest-quality blackland prairies and woodland complexes in the state, located in the Coastal Plains just outside of Arkadelphia. These prairie grasslands have nearly 400 different species of plants and wildflowers.  Among the many tall grasses we saw: Grease Grass, Beggar’s Lice weed, Persimmon, Cross Vine, Stink Weed, Hairy hawkweed, Beauty Berry, just to name a few. Because this area used to be under water 150 million years ago we also saw shell fossils and remnants of the shell beds. This scenery is going to change again in a few weeks and it would be nice to see the different blooms.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:44
 
Author of this article: Sherry Sanchez