The Art Of Science

Book brings together two unique efforts in education

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 1 a.m.

“An Arkansas Florilegium” will be released this week by University of Arkansas Press. Edwin Smith is pictured at left.

For nigh onto 30 years, Kent Bonar traversed the hills and valleys of Northwest Arkansas carrying a tome the size of an Oxford English Dictionary. It wasn't even his book, although it did have its roots at the University of Arkansas, but it became a journal of his experiences in the woods and all the flora and many of the fauna the naturalist saw there.

Kent Bonar lives in rural Newton County with a passel of dogs and cats, a well for water, a solar charger for his radio and his passion for the outdoo...

The “Atlas and Annotated List of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas” was published by University of Arkansas botanist Edwin B. Smith in 1978. Naturalist ...

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Book Release:

‘An Arkansas Florilegium’

WHEN — 7-9 p.m. Dec. 14

WHERE — Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville

COST — Free; books will be available

INFO — Email mak001@uark.edu

BONUS — Still on the Hill will perform an “Ode to Kent Bonar”; speakers will include Bob Cochran, Don House & Sabine Schmidt; and Kelly Mulhollan will interview Bonar on stage.

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