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Catching a Glimpse of the Bald Eagle

Catching a Glimpse of the Bald Eagle

Winter is a peak time to view bald eagles here in Northwest Arkansas.  This time of year in the Illinois River Watershed, the state of Arkansas and throughout the central region, Bald eagles can be seen commuting from fishing spot to fishing spot.  While most bald eagles are not residents of the area, they migrate...
Explore Our Watershed With A New Nature Trail

Explore Our Watershed With A New Nature Trail

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership wants you to “Take a HIKE” with us at our 30 acre Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs, Arkansas for the National Take A Hike day on Sunday, November 17th from 1:00-4:00 pm. Find this historical staircase on the nature trail The IRWP is staying true to its mission statement by...
The Blind Ozark Cavefish - A Threatened Species

The Blind Ozark Cavefish – A Threatened Species

The cave at the Watershed Sanctuary is home to the largest population of Ozark Cavefish in the southeast, limestone Karst region, and in the world.   The Ozark Cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, is a true troglobite – spending almost all of their time in caves.   It has no eyes or the need for eyes as it will never...
The Endangered Gray Bat Prepares for Winter

The Endangered Gray Bat Prepares for Winter

As the daylight hours begin to shorten, and we approach the official end of summer on September 21st, we aren’t the only ones thinking about cooler weather approaching.  Inside the bat cave here in Cave Springs, AR, the endangered Gray Bat begins to think about finding a better spot for the winter. You may have...