Fun Family Outing: Wonders of Winter Wildlife at Hobbs State Park

If your family enjoys the great outdoors, Hobbs State Park has a great plan for your weekend, mamas. Wonders of Winter Wildlife is a free, special event that will be held outdoors in the park’s Education Pavilion next to the visitor center. Warm up by the fire and enjoy snacks, juice, or a hot drink (be sure to dress warmly!).

Here’s the schedule for the event, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 15:

11:00 – noon:  Birds & Breakfast:

See live songbirds captured in the park by ornithologists, and then help them release the birds after learning more about them.

12:30 – 1:30:  Live Birds of Prey Program:

Lynn Sciumbato of Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation will give her always popular “Raptor Rescue” program featuring live birds native to Northwest Arkansas.

Before and after the programs:

Interactive tabletop booths include Arkansas mammals, bald eagles, the 8 “Ates”, plus Winter Wildlife Survival Strategies and the Wild Bird Cafe’ (where you can make a treat for the birds). Come and go as you please.

(COVID-19 safety guidelines are in effect for guests, so space may be limited. Check the Facebook page.)

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is the largest of Arkansas’s 52 state parks with a 12,054-acre tract of Ozark landscape along the southern shore of Beaver Reservoir. Highlights of this day-use park include a diverse, 54-mile trail system constructed for hiking, running, ADA, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails.  The Park offers 11 primitive campsites, six available to mountain bikers, the first of their kind in Northwest Arkansas. The visitor center includes exhibits about the park’s natural resources, limestone landscape, and history.