Wednesday, January 31, 2018
NWA Audubon Society plans field trip to Eagle Watch — Members and friends of Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society and the public are invited to join a field trip to Eagle Watch Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake, just west of Gentry on Arkansas Highway 12, on Saturday, Feb. 3. The group will meet in the parking lot at 9 a.m. The field trip will be led by Joe Neal, area bird expert, and Terry Stanfill, manager of the Eagle Watch Trail for the Flint Creek Power Plant. There is a short walk on the trail through open field habitat to a pavilion designed to provide high-quality views, and to an older viewing platform, with the good potential to see bald eagles, various species of hawks and sparrows, ducks and other water birds. There is currently an extensive mudflat that should have some interesting shorebirds. After this, the group may travel a short distance to find more wintering eagles on former Round Prairie. This is a slow, easy walk. More information about Eagle Watch is available at www.nwarkaudubon.org/placestobird.htm. Spaghetti supper fundraiser — A cake walk and spaghetti supper fundraiser will be Friday, Feb. 23, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center, located at 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette. The cake walk will begin at 5 p.m. and the spaghetti supper will follow immediately after the cake walk. Meals include spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, drink and dessert. All proceeds go to the center's Meals on Wheels program that serves homebound seniors in Gravette, Decatur, Sulphur Springs, Hiwasse and Maysville.