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  1. Birding the Wheel of Fortune

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    October 15, 2011 by Joseph C. Neal

    ​If you’re going birding, you’ll have to turn off the TV and today’s Wheel of Fortune rerun. I play it every day myself, planning out my bird watching adventures. This involves one of my most jealously guarded secrets. How do I decide where to go birding today? This is something I only started asking myself seriously about three years ago when the U.S. Forest Service and I parted company after many years of mostly happy marriage. I have devised a foolproof system for figuring out my days. It begins with a checklist. Should I go birding today? Possible answers: (1) YES, and (2) YES.

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  2. Rugged Individual Trailblazes Through Ozark History

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    October 13, 2011 by Devils Den

    ​By Rebekah Spurlock “Remember, boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the mail!” With a drive to carry mail, supplies, and passengers to the new frontier of the west, John Butterfield made a way through the rugged countryside of Northwest Arkansas that is still evident today. Meet the man himself, this Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. at the amphitheater at Devil’s Den State Park.

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  3. Brentwood Park: A Community Success Story

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    October 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    In 1966 the Arkansas State Highway Commission purchased a little over five acres of land along Highway 71 in Brentwood to build a rest stop and small park along what was then the main route between Fayetteville and Fort Smith.

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  4. Come celebrating the work of the CCC boys

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    October 8, 2011 by Devils Den

    By Rebekah Spurlock Devil’s Den State Park is a testament to the rich cultural and natural heritage of Northwest Arkansas. It preserves the beautiful Lee Creek Valley, the largest sandstone cave and crevice area in the nation, and many memories for generations of families. Although Devil’s Den State Park was designated a state park in 1916, it was the hard work of the Civilian Conservation Corp that truly developed this area as a destination.

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  5. A Natural Weather Forecast

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    Nature is full of weather predictions, but some are harder to interpret than others. Sure, if the grass is wilting just about everyone can identify that we are in a drought. When the sky is dark, we can determine a storm is approaching. However, a real naturalist can tell what the winter is going to be like, if it is going to rain tomorrow and even what the temperature is just by using clues from nature.

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  6. See’ya in the Spring – Good Fishing!

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    Hello Northwest Arkansas anglers! Fall is upon us and boy I am excited about it. We are getting some much-needed rain and cooler temps.

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  7. Cool Weather Means More Action

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    September 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    Here in Northwest Arkansas the recent cooling trend will speed along the fall patterns.

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