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Memorial Day weekend events at Daisy State Park

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The following are the Memorial Day weekend events scheduled at Daisy State Park:

Friday, May 26

1-1:30 p.m.

Discovering Arkansas’s Snakes

Join park staff to discover the exciting world of snakes! We’ll explore the different types you might encounter here in Arkansas, as well as how to identify them. Visitors receive a free snake guidebook! Meeting place: Visitor Center Admission: Free

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

This nature scavenger hunt is a great way to explore the outdoors and learn about nature. This activity will stimulate your creativity as you learn about the diversity of a wildlife habitat. Join Park Interpreter Kylee for a guided hike in Daisy State Park to explore the wonders of nature. Meeting place: Visitor Center Admission: Free

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kayak Test Drive

Join Park Interpreter Kylee for a tranquil kayak outing. This will be an easy kayak expedition, perfect for first time kayakers or those wanting a relaxing activity. Bring clothing and shoes that can get wet. Pre-registration by 2 p.m. is required at the visitor center. Meeting place: Area E Boat Launch Admission: Free

6:30-7 p.m.

Secrets of Daisy State Park

You may know Daisy State Park as a premier camping park where you can fish and play on Lake Greeson, but have you ever wondered what else this special place has to offer? Join Park Interpreter Kylee to discover some of the hidden secrets of Daisy State Park and Lake Greeson. Meeting place: Amphitheater Admission: Free

7-8 p.m.

Nocturnal Animals

Although the darkness can be a little scary for us, some animals start their day as we are going to sleep! Discover some of the animals that are active at night, and how their super senses help them live in the dark. Meeting place: Amphitheater Admission: Free

Saturday, May 27

11-11:30 a.m.

Critter Crunch

Daisy State Park provides a diverse habitat for all types of species large and small. Join us as we discover some of the smaller creatures and feed lunch to our co-interpreters, our speckled king snake and turtles. Meeting place: Visitor Center Admission: Free

1-3 p.m.

Scenic Lake Cruise

Lake Greeson is a beautiful place to make memories. Join us for a tour of Lake Greeson by boat to learn about the history and natural features of this lake. Don’t forget your camera! Seating is limited, so sign up at the visitor center by 8 p.m. on Friday. Meeting place: Area E Boat Launch Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tree I.D.

Hike Enjoying nature can be even more enjoyable with knowledge of the plants that surround you. Learn how to identify the largest plants in the woods – the trees! We will discuss how to identify common Arkansas trees and put our new knowledge to the test on a short stroll through the park. Meeting place: Visitor Center Admission: Free

8-9 p.m.

Owl Prowl

Come prowl along the Daisy Creek Nature Trail in search of some of the park’s coolest critters – owls! You will be introduced to the different species of owls found in Arkansas as well as their diets, homes, and calls. We then walk the 3/4-mile trail in search of them. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Meeting place: Visitor Center Admission: Free

Sunday, May 28

1-3 p.m.

Lake Greeson Historic Boat Tour

Discover the colorful history of Lake Greeson on this boat tour. We will explore the creation of the lake itself and the history of the area. We will also discuss the impact of cinnabar mining on the local economy and view a mine. Bring binoculars if you have them! Registration is required by 8 p.m. on Saturday at the visitor center. Meeting place: Area E Boat Launch Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Lake Greeson Grief

Invaders are threatening to attack Lake Greeson! Learn about invasive species that could pose a threat to Daisy State Park and Lake Greeson. We will discuss how invasive species travel, how to identify them, and what we can do to lower the risk of spreading invasive species. Meeting place: Interpretive Center Admission: Free

7-9 p.m.

Sunset Kayak Tour

Enjoy a beautiful Lake Greeson sunset by kayak. No paddling experience necessary, but be prepared to paddle for around two hours. Before we launch, we will discuss safety precautions and paddling technique. Registration is required by 5 p.m. at the visitor center. Meeting place: Area E Boat Launch Admission: $14 adults, $7 children with adult in tandem

Monday, May 29

10-11 a.m.

Insects, Insects, Everywhere

There are more insects on this planet than any other animal combined! We will unearth the insects of Daisy State Park and discuss their important role in the ecosystem. Meeting place: Playground Admission: Free For more information, contact Daisy State Park at (870) 398-4487

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