Finding Dark Skies Close to Home

If you're like me and have an interest in astrophotography, you know that one of the biggest obstacles to stargazing is finding a dark sky. You need a really dark sky. I've mentioned some resources I use in my previous Milky Way post -- DarkSiteFinder and LightPollutionMap.info -- but it can be pretty discouraging to … Continue reading Finding Dark Skies Close to Home

Emerald Park

As someone who is native to the Ozarks in northwest Arkansas but now living in mostly-flat central Arkansas, I often miss the expansive overlooks atop towering bluffs of the Buffalo River. Luckily there is another place to enjoy some clifftop views that's a lot closer to where I live now-- Emerald Park in North Little … Continue reading Emerald Park

Hiking Indian Creek to Eye of the Needle (Buffalo River, AR)

I was lucky enough to get to join the Arkansas Nature Lovers' group (find them on Facebook!) on May 5th this year on a hike up Indian Creek to the Eye of the Needle. (Most of the photos below from the hike were taken by the group leader, Jeff Johnson. Thanks again, Jeff!) I absolutely … Continue reading Hiking Indian Creek to Eye of the Needle (Buffalo River, AR)