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The 28th Annual BBBBB
March 30 - April 1
BOGS, BAYGALLS, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, BOTANICAL BLISS, BIG ORCHIDS, BIG TREES, BIOBLITZ*: The 28th Annual BBBBB
Friday, March 30, 2018
9 am: Hopefully a Special tour of yellow lady slippers and/or Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid (Note: both are dependent on access to Fort Polk, watch for updates as we get closer to March 30)
2 pm: Plant ID and butterfly plant workshop. Dr. Charles Allen will lead the workshop. Meet at Allen Acres. We will see the national champion Large Gallberry tree on nearby Forest Service land. See directions to Allen Acres below.
6 pm-till: Potluck Supper and Power Point Presentations. Net-working, etc. Allen Acres (For directions, see below). We also will count fireflys and go sheeting (mothing), spider eyes, and maybe hear owls, chuck will’s widows and ?
Saturday, March 31, 2018:
9 am: “Forest Service Traditional BBBBB” Tours of Bogs and Baygalls: Meet at Allen Acres (See below) and we will caravan to the sites. Tours will include pitcher plant bogs, upland areas, and other ecosystems. Orchids, pitcher plants, and other interesting plants should be seen. Several different kinds of birds including the red cockaded woodpecker, butterflies, and other animals might be encountered. Bring your own snacks, water, or other beverages. The bogs are wet so dress accordingly.
12-130 Lunch Break. Allen Acres will offer Asian Cajun Susan’s Gumbo and potato salad at $10 per person
1:30 pm: Charles Allen, power-point presentation “History of the BBBB”
3 PM “Afternoon Field Trip” Depending on group’s interests etc. Begin from Allen Acres (see below)
6:00 pm till: Potluck Supper Power-Point Presentations, net-working, etc. We also will count fireflys and go sheeting (mothing), spider eyes, and maybe hear owls, chuck will’s widows and ?
Sunday April 1, 2018:
9 am: “Sunday Morning Field Trip” Depending on group’s interests etc. Begin from Allen Acres (see below)
* We will continue our bioblitz by adding any new species to the cumulative Allen Acres list
For more information, contact Dr. Charles Allen or Susan Allen 337-328-2252 email email@example.com. You are invited to stay in the B and B (www.allenacresbandb.com) at a special $70 rate per night.
Directions to our house: From the east sides of the state, get on La 10 going west out of Oakdale and follow La 10 thru Elizabeth and Pitkin and then six miles past Pitkin, you will enter Cravens. In Cravens you will turn south (left) onto La 399. La 399 is just east of the two stores in Cravens. If you are coming from the west, you will turn onto La 10 at Pickering and follow La 10 just south of Ft Polk and continue east for about 15 miles. After entering Cravens, watch for the store on the right and then turn right onto La 399. Now all are on La 399, follow it south for 1.8-1.9 miles and in a sharp curve to the left, turn right into our driveway. If you are coming from the south, get on La 112 (an east-west road) just se of DeRidder and turn north onto La 399. You will travel north on La 399 for six miles and turn left into Allen Acres.