May 12, 2018: More opportunities abound for Wildwood visitors to enjoy free activities and, as always, have the opportunity to explore paved and woodland trails throughout the Arboretum and surrounding Swan Lake. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission and activities are free.
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central Arkansas Master Naturalists are onsite with a backyard habitat exhibit, tips for native plantings, and a variety of family activities, including guided hikes and hands-on opportunities to create toad abodes, personalized flowers pots, birdhouses and bird feeders.
11 AM – Noon: Barefoot Yoga provides a free yoga class outdoors in The Pavilion at Wildwood. This open-air spring breeze class is open to all, from first-timers to experienced yogis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, towels and water bottles, though some yoga mats will be available to borrow onsite.
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Hacking Haiku at the Park: An Introduction to “One-Breath” Poetry. Stacy Pendergrast, a teacher whose work in haiku is widely published, leads a fun-filled workshop in The Pavilion at Wildwood that bends the rules of haiku poetry. (This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Reserve your spot here.)
2:45 – 3:15 PM: Wildwood staff member David Pickens, whose nature photography is foremost on Wildwood’s website and social media, provides smartphone photography tips in a casual yet active workshop in The Gardens at Wildwood.
Join plein air painters and photographers who aim to capture the natural beauty of native flora and fauna throughout the Park.