Topic: AHS Spring trip-Cane Creek State Park, Star City, AR. April 27-29
Field Trip Details:
AHS field trips are open to members and nonmembers alike. If you are interested in finding herps in the wild and meeting with others who like to do the same, you are invited and encouraged to join us.
It's a field trip! AHS field trips are a fun experience if you have never attended one. Our ranks include newbies, hobbyists, graduate students, science professionals, and even youngsters (our "herpetologists in training"). We share a family-like camaraderie and welcome newcomers with open arms.
April 27-29, 2012. What most people will do is arrive Friday evening and leave Sunday mid-morning. Most of the field herping will happen on Saturday, and as long as there is not a burn ban, we usually have a large campfire Saturday night. We also try and "road cruise" for herps on Friday and Saturday evening.
Cane Creek State Park, Star City, Arkansas. This park has over 2000 acres of forests and swamps, plus the 1,675 acre Cane Creeek lake. There is also public land available at Seven Devil's swamp WMA, Cut-off Creek WMA, Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area and Kingsland Prairie NA.
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From the north, take Interstate 530 and exit onto US Highway 425 at Pine Bluff, and travel south to Star City. Go south of Star City, and turn left on state highway 293. Travel five miles east on Ark. 293 to the park. From the south, take US 425 north to state highway 293 and turn right.
The AHS does not require dues for membership. A primitive group camp area has been provided for us, free of charge. The fee was waived in exchange for us performing a herpetological survey of the park.
Whatever you choose to bring. You will be responsable for bringing your own provisions. There are a few restaraunts in Star City as well.
Suggested Provisions and Supplies:
* Blaze orange hunting vest
* Camping gear
* Camp chairs
* Cold gear
* Food and drink
* Herp collecting equipmen
* Rain gear
This field trip will NOT be canceled due to weather.