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The Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar: Where to Find Them at Crystal Bridges and How You Can Do Your Part
a yellow, black, and white-striped monarch caterpillar hangs upside down from a green leaf stem

The Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar: Where to Find Them at Crystal Bridges and How You Can Do Your Part

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Architects of Nature Series: Mind Your Beeswax
a close-up photograph of honeybees moving around a honey-filled comb

Architects of Nature Series: Mind Your Beeswax

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
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Architects of Nature Series: Avian Builders and the Complexity of Bird Nests
a bald eagle perches over a nest of twigs formed in the branches of a tall tree

Architects of Nature Series: Avian Builders and the Complexity of Bird Nests

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
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Architects of Nature Series: Spiders Make Good Neighbors
an orange and yellow orb weaver spider with black stripes sits on a web with a strip of zigzag pattern in the middle of the web

Architects of Nature Series: Spiders Make Good Neighbors

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
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Architects of Nature Series: The Busy Brilliance of Beavers
two beavers facing each other with noses touching on the bank of a body of water with leaves around them

Architects of Nature Series: The Busy Brilliance of Beavers

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
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How To Create an Insect Habitat with an Intensive Green Roof
close-up of a green roof with green, brown, and yellow patches of plants and flowers and a rock path cutting through the center

How To Create an Insect Habitat with an Intensive Green Roof

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Native Plants and Tips for Your Northwest Arkansas Spring Garden
Rock Ledge Trail

Native Plants and Tips for Your Northwest Arkansas Spring Garden

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In Arkansas Waters: Natural Springs + Spring Ecosystems
Waterfall trickling down rocks

In Arkansas Waters: Natural Springs + Spring Ecosystems

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Learn more about the natural springs found across Arkansas, inspired by our current exhibition In American Waters.

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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part IV: The Ozark Big-Eared Bat
an ozark big-eared bat hanging upside down on a cave wall

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part IV: The Ozark Big-Eared Bat

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor
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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part III: The Tallgrass Prairies
Black-Eyed Susan

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part III: The Tallgrass Prairies

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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part II: The Ozark Hellbender Salamander
image of a yellow-brown ozark hellbender salamander

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part II: The Ozark Hellbender Salamander

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor
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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part 1: Let’s Talk Diamonds
diamonds

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part 1: Let’s Talk Diamonds

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor
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20,000 Plants Added to Crystal Bridges’ Roof
image of a green roof at crystal bridges surrounding the garrison lobby dome. the green roof features 20,000 plants

20,000 Plants Added to Crystal Bridges’ Roof

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Your Guide to Fall Planting in Northwest Arkansas
image of the eleven bridge from outside in fall nature

Your Guide to Fall Planting in Northwest Arkansas

Nature & Outdoor

A comprehensive guide to the fall plants and trees you can see around Crystal Bridges or plant in your home garden in the Ozarks.

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Native Plants and Compton Days
Compton Gardens Trail

Native Plants and Compton Days

Nature & Outdoor

Dr. Compton Days kick off at the Compton Gardens on Monday, August 2. To celebrate, let’s take a look at some of the native plants you can discover along the Compton Gardens Trail.

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A Plant Tour of Rashid Johnson’s The Bruising
Rashid Johnson installation, The Bruising: For Jules, The Bird, Jack and Leni

A Plant Tour of Rashid Johnson’s The Bruising

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

Enjoy a tour of the plants currently inhabiting artist Rashid Johnson’s outdoor sculpture in the North Forest.

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Local Attorney Photographs Birds on the Crystal Bridges Trails
White-eyed Vireo

Local Attorney Photographs Birds on the Crystal Bridges Trails

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The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön
Nancy Schön, Tortoise and Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

In the midst of a blooming spring season, let’s take a look at one of our outdoor sculptures: Tortoise and Hare by artist Nancy Schön.

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6 Things to Do by Bike Around Crystal Bridges
Young boy on bicycle

6 Things to Do by Bike Around Crystal Bridges

Nature & Outdoor

Five miles of trails, mountain bike trails, rides to downtown Bentonville, and more!

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Winter on the Crystal Bridges Trails
Sweetbay magnolia

Winter on the Crystal Bridges Trails

Nature & Outdoor

In this blog, Landscape Grounds Technician Joanna Mentzer points out plants and phenomena that can be seen along the museum’s trails in the winter season. 

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