Smith Creek Update 3/31/12

Posted on: Saturday, March 31, 2012 by Harvey Williams

The wildflowers continue to be about two weeks ahead of schedule. Below is a list of the current bloomers:

Ozark Spiderwort


Dwarf Iris

Jacobs Ladder

Wild Geranium

Pale Viloets

Yellow Violets

Large Belwort

False Rue Anemome

Golden Seal

Ohio Buckeye

Fire Pinks

Blue Phlox

Purple Trillium

Wild Ginger


Shared the Creek with a few of my comrades from Bank of the Ozarks, Sarah Oliver, and creek newbies Ed and Karen Love, and Amanda Julich. Way too hot for the last day of March.





Smith Creek Wildflowers, March 10, 2012

Posted on: Sunday, March 11, 2012 by Harvey Williams

Ms Terri and I visited Smith Creek on Saturday to work on one of the trails and check on the start of the wildflower season. Beautiful day with blue bird sky and very comfortable temps. Water levels in the Creek were great with enough flow for excellent cascades and waterfalls. Below is a list of the wildflowers blooming now:

Harbinger of Spring


White Trout Lily

Yellow Trout Lily (just beginning)

Blue violets

Pale Coradalyis

Blood Root

Sharp Lobed Hepatica

It appears that the wildflower season is about a week to 10 days early this year for the early bloomers. Not sure what effect this will have on the rest of the season.

Smith Creek Fall Field Day - 2011

Posted on: Monday, October 03, 2011 by Harvey Williams

The Nature Conservancy is hosting a Field Day at Smith Creek on October 21, 2011. The hike will start at 10:00 am and will probably last until 2:00pm. Bring water and a sack lunch.


To register contact Brenda Luper at or 479-973-9110.

Smith Creek April 22, 2011

Posted on: Saturday, April 23, 2011 by Harvey Williams

The weather held off perfectly for the field day at Smith Creek. A great way to celebrate Earth Day and Good Friday. Smith Creek is one of the great cathedrals on our planet. We had about 15 folks for the hike from the bridge to the springs. The best part of the day was seeing two wildflowers that I had not been able to see before. The trumpet honeysuckle and the columbine. The creek had good flow with the falls and cascades putting on a good show for the visitors.

Below is a list of the wildflowers that were blooming:

Blue Phlox, Downy Phlox, Blue Violets, Yellow Violets, Pale Violets, Wild Hyacinth, Solomens Seal, Ohio Bucheye, Ozark Spiderworts, Columbine, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Wake Robin, Fire Pinks, Jacobs Ladder, Wild Geranium, Jack in the Pulpit, Dwarf Iris, and Virginia Waterleaf.


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