Outdoors briefs

Posted: January 30, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Audubon sets lake field trip

Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip at 9 a.m. Saturday along the Eagle Watch Nature Trail at Swepco Lake. Meet in the parking lot one mile west of Gentry on Arkansas 12.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome. The trip involves an easy one-half mile walk to the lake to see bald eagles. Birders will also visit a prairie area for a chance to see a variety of songbirds.

Call Joe Neal, 479-521-1858 for details.

Archery shoot offers 30 targets

Cherokee Bowhunters will host a 3-D archery shoot Saturday at the Fort Crowder archery range east of Neosho, Mo.

Shooting can begin anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The course is 30 targets. Cost is $12 for adult nonmembers, with lower rates for youngsters.

For details call 417-499-0335 or 417-793-9061.

Trees focus of Back 40 trek

A guided tree identification hike on the Back 40 trails in Bella Vista will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Chris and Eleanor Jones, Northwest Arkansas master naturalists, will lead the hike. Hikers will learn to identify trees in their dormant winter state.

All hikers are welcome. The hike is 2.25 miles, rated moderate.

Richland Creek cleanup set

Beaver Watershed Alliance seeks volunteers for a cleanup of Richland Creek in the Goshen area from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 10.

Meet at the Goshen community building. Gloves, trash bags and water are provided. Lunch will be served to volunteers at noon.

For more information contact Melissa@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Hikers explore Siloam Springs

Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, will host a walk Feb. 10 in Siloam Springs.

Register at the Phillips 66 store, 1295 N. Mount Olive Road, between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Bob Henry Park. Walkers can do 5- or 10-kilometer routes.

For details call Beth Anderson, 479-903-2548.

Church sets Beast Feast

Beast Feast NWA outdoor expo is set for March 10 at Cross Church, 1719 Johnson Road, in Springdale.

The expo features vendor booths and exhibits, Daisy air rifle range and a barbecue dinner. Cost is $20.

Doors open at 4 p.m. The meal is at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is Jeff Danker with Buck Ventures.

Sports on 01/30/2018