Knocking on Wood
Ivory Bill still endangered but not extinct, Christmas events begin, new NWA merch, and more!
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Ivory Bill Woodpecker Narrowly Escapes Extinction List
While bird enthusiasts would love to spot an Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the wild, one place they were excited not to see the bird was the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent list of animals to be removed from the Endangered Species Act.
Taking Flight: Once abundant in southeastern states and parts of the Ozarks, the species has declined to the point of endangered status. Many believe the bird is entirely extinct and have proposed terminating the species’ federal protection status.
Where’s Woody? Initiatives like Mission Ivorybill strive to challenge the proposed extinction and advocate for federal protection to preserve the elusive bird and its vital forest habitat, but if the Ivorybill is still out there, they’ve gotten really good at hide and seek.
However, one place you can always spot an Ivory Bill is in Siloam Springs… HERE.
Lights of the Ozarks Celebrates 30 Bright Years at the Fayetteville Square
The 30th Anniversary of Lights of the Ozarks parade and lighting ceremony will illuminate the streets of Downtown Fayetteville this Friday, Nov 17, at 6p.
Three Decades: The Fayetteville Parks and Rec team spends 3300+ hours decorating the Square each year with half a million individual lights. The tradition began in 1993 under the leadership of Fayetteville’s former mayor, Marilyn Heifner, who will lead this year’s parade as Grand Marshall.
All of the Lights: Mayor Lioneld Jordan will kick off the festivities with a ceremonial flip of the switch at 6p, followed by the parade, holiday activities, food & drink vendors, and plenty of opportunities for photos around the Square.
The lights will be up every evening from 5p to 1a until Dec 31. Learn more HERE.
Sponsored by NWA Council
The Northwest Arkansas Online Pop-up Shop is Open for Two More Weeks!
Wear Northwest Arkansas proudly with new items from a limited edition merch drop featuring hand-drawn illustrations of many recognizable and unique facets of the region you love — the Online Pop-up Shop is open for just two more weeks!
Represent, Represent: Made possible through a collaboration between a local print shop, a local team, and an Arkansas artist, this pre-sale store is for anyone who proudly represents Northwest Arkansas, both near and far.
Limited Release: This exclusive run features short and long-sleeve t-shirts, short and long-sleeve pocketed t-shirts, trucker hats, and dad hats, each available in multiple colors with official Northwest Arkansas branding.
All orders must be placed by 11:59p Monday, Nov 27. Orders will be produced and shipped out by Tuesday, Dec 12. SHOP NOW
Sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society
This Week at Best Friends: Emergency Pet Fostering Discussion & Plant Powered Pop Up
Besides petting adorable dogs and cute kittens, there are several good reasons to visit the Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Bentonville this week, including…
Helping People by Helping Pets: Join Best Friends and BestyBNB to discuss the logistics of organizing an emergency foster network that could prevent local families from being forced to relinquish their pets due to events or circumstances beyond their control on Wednesday, Nov 15, at 4p.
Powered by Plants: Third Space Coffee and Speakeasy Truffles will host the 2nd Annual Plant Powered Pop-Up on Sunday, Nov 19, from 11a-4p — perfect for finding quality plant-based or plant-focused goods ahead of the holiday season. Third Space will have fall-flavored beverages, various fall-themed toasts (vegan and gluten-free!), and a special autumn soup from Conifer.
Learn more about the Best Friends Pet Resource Center HERE.
Arts & Culture
Step Into Christmas Past with the Rogers Historical Museum
The Christmas traditions of early Rogers will be the focus of a special exhibition entitled A Rogers Christmas at the Rogers Historical Museum, with guided tours beginning on Nov 18.
Blast from the Past: The exhibit will be on display in the historic 1895 Hawkins House, the former site of the Rogers Historical Museum, making the perfect setting to experience what Christmas was like in Rogers in the late 1800s.
A Moment in Time: The home has been carefully decorated to capture the nostalgia of Christmas, from baked goods, canned foods, and clothing gathered for the local charity drive to images of families enjoying ice skating or sledding and a tabletop tree decorated in tinsel, gilded nuts, homemade ornaments, and candles.
Learn more about the exhibit HERE.
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In other news…
🎙️ The Tidbit: Learn how to build your brand and attract talent during a virtual discussion with industry experts Randy Wilburn, founder of I Am Northwest Arkansas & ONBoard NWA, and Kim Bryden, founder of Cureate, this Wednesday, Nov 17, from 5-6p. Register here! (P.S. only three weeks remain to apply for the next cohorts of Cureate Courses).*
⛰️ Up On The Hilltop: Join Mount Sequoyah for its November Third Thursday, Nov 16. Part of the Festival of Trees series, the event will feature Christmas Cocktails by Bo Counts and heavy hors d'oeuvres from Fire and Lightning Catering. Reserve tickets!*
🍷 White or Red? Join Samantha’s Garden at Hail Fellow Well Met in Johnson for a Wine and Design Workshop featuring red and white floral arrangements. Join the 90-minute workshop on Nov 19 at 4:30p. We’re giving away two tickets! Enter below.
🦾 Powerful Prosthetics: The University of Arkansas’s I³R recently participated in the White House Demo Day, showcasing a groundbreaking prosthetic device that restores a sense of touch and grip force to those with upper limb amputations.
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