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southern arkansas: part 2 -- explosion at the butterfly factory
2004-04-22 - 7:46 a.m.
For part one of our southern Arkansas vacation,
all photos © 2004
by Elaine Radford and Roger Williams
Wednesday, April 14
We hiked a five mile round-trip on the Sunset Trail of West Mountain.
It was too early for migrants, although we did stumble onto two good
ones, Black-and-White Warbler and Black-Throated Green Warbler. I'm almost
hesitant to describe this fine walk in too much detail, because we had it
to ourselves, and it was truly something magical, but it's too good to leave
out of my diary. The dogwoods and the wildflowers were in triumphant full
bloom, and there were thousands upon thousands of flirting butterflies.
At times we walked through clouds of Pearl Crescents like
clouds of mosquitoes, but many other species were present --
Cloudless Sulphur, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Pipevine Swallowtail,
other black Swallowtails, little blue species, wood-nymph or
satyr species, various white butterflies, Falcate Orange-tips, and
probably more that I don't remember at the moment.
One thing we learned is that, as I've suspected, bike riding and low impact
exercise are no preparation at all for hiking up and down hills. I've got
to figure out a better work-out, that will actually exercise muscles, without
causing knee or ankle injuries, but such exercise is pretty hard to come by
when you live in the flatlands.
In the afternoon, we visited a couple of rock shops. Wright's had nothing new
and I was sorry to see that they hadn't put on the lights in the cabinets to better
display some of their finer specimens, but we discovered a smaller rock shop with
some spectacular clear quartz clusters big enough to frighten a Toyota.
We dined at Belle Arti, an Italian restaurant, where I enjoyed a wonderful lobster
ravioli. It is amazing the changes in the quality of the food that have occurred
in Arkansas since our last visit in November, 1993. It used to be that getting good
food in the mountains was
pretty much a lost cause, and if the restaurant boasted "grandma's" or "country"
cooking, it would be particularly ghastly to the New Orleans palate. I guess I should
have realized on Sunday when I got a good meal in Greenville, Mississippi that the world
had indeed moved on.
Part Three of our trip to southern Arkansas, including a
better look at our bed and breakfast, is coming up soon.
Hummingbird Report: Adult male RTHU at near feeder.
Chickadee Report: At least two large babies in the blue birdhouse. Two adults still harassing one or more Mockingbirds that enter the suet feeder/birdhouse area.
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