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The Hobbs State Park can teach you how to be a forest detective



Little Rock, Arkansas – Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area will provide a free Forest Forensics session at the visitor center on April 21, 2024, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Fred Paillet, a retired research scientist from the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct professor of geoscience at the University of Arkansas, will discuss forest ecology from the perspective of a hiker.

He’ll teach you how to spot the telltale indications of historical forest disasters like fires and windstorms.

Demonstrate how the forest will eventually replenish itself.

Identify different species of trees based on their bark and natural environment, even if they were fallen a long time ago.

After his talk, take those who are interested on a guided stroll along Pigeon Roost Trail for forest forensics.

For additional information, call 479-789-5000 to reach the park’s visitor center.



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