Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas: October 2017”
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- Chuck Dovish
Taking a dip in the cool waters of the Buffalo National River, making like a bear and getting honey from a beehive, learning about the Ozark Hellbender Salamander and taking another dip at the Silver Bridge swimming hole on the Mulberry River: it’s all coming up during a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” Wednesday, Oct. 4.
The Ozark Campground north of Jasper is one of the access points along the Buffalo National River. The large bluff here makes for quite the serene setting for a relaxing swimming hole. Plus, the bluff itself serves as a fantastic high dive – thus, your own fantasy Acapulco cliff diving exhilaration!
There’s nothing that beats the taste of pure, raw honey. And you can’t get it any purer than taking it straight out of the hive! Beekeeper Ben Temple of Greenbrier took us to a few of his beehives where we scooped up some of that delicious golden nectar!
The Ozark Hellbender Salamander – a strange name for a very strange creature – happens to be North America’s largest amphibian. It’s only found in a few select streams, and the Eleven Point River in Randolph County is one of them. This unique creature, though, is in danger of becoming extinct due to habitat loss and disease. That’s why, in 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put the Ozark Hellbender on the endangered species list.
One good dip deserves another, so we close out this new episode at the Silver Bridge swimming hole on the Mulberry River, north of Mulberry. This is one of those settings that resembles a scene straight out of the pages of the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
So join us for all the fun and adventure during this brand-new edition of “Exploring Arkansas” Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
“Exploring Arkansas,” 6:30 p.m.