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Partnership Discovers Caves on Natural Areas, Creates Maps

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, December 18, 2020

ANHC staff members Emily Roberts and Ryan Leeson-Spotts have been partnering with Dr. Kayla Sapkota, vice president of the Cave Research Foundation (CRF), and other CRF volunteers to discover, inv ... Read More

Habitat Restoration Helps Many Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) uses a variety of techniques to restore lands ( to a different time – a time b ... Read More

Studies Show That Time Outdoors is Good For Your Health

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientific researchers have suspected for years that nature works primarily by lowering stress. Compared with people who have city building window views, those who can see trees and grass have  ... Read More

How Do Ectotherms Survive the Winter?

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 20, 2015

Ectotherms, or cold-blooded animals, must find a way to stay warm or cool as temperatures outside fluctuate. Most mammals and birds are endothermic, or warm-blooded, and can regulate their body te ... Read More

Fireflies: Magical Insects

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I have fond memories as a child watching intermittent flashes of brightness in the darkening summer sky. My excitement and anticipation building throughout the hot, miserable daylight hours, until ... Read More

Pollinators: Nature’s Essential Helpers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 22, 2015

Pollinators comprise a diversity of wild creatures, from birds and bats to butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, and even the occasional land mammal or reptile. They ensure full harvests of crops an ... Read More

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