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Arkansas Granny

Arkansas Granny's Journal
Arkansas Granny's Journal
July 24, 2020

There's been an addition to the possum family.

I just saw a possum stroll through my front yard with two babies hanging on her back. I tried to get a picture, but they move faster than you would think.

July 19, 2020

Two new bird species discovered nesting in restored Arkansas wetlands

After 37 years working at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, you’d think Karen Rowe who heads up the agency’s nongame migratory bird program had seen it all, but nothing could have prepared her for the sight introduced to her by a photographer in Ashley County a few weeks ago. Jami Linder, a local nurse and avid turkey hunter turned wildlife photographer took Rowe to some private land that was nothing short of Rowe’s “field of dreams” after the two met from a Facebook group posting to confirm two never-before occurrences in Arkansas.

Roseate spoonbills family“For the first time ever, we’ve been able to document roseate spoonbills and white-faced ibis successfully nesting in Arkansas,” Rowe said. “To have something like this happen is rare, but after seeing the location where the birds were found I’m just in awe of the multitudes and variety of birds using this area as a nesting ground.”


July 16, 2020

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Issues Statewide Mask Order

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday issued a statewide mask order. It goes into effect on Monday.

The governor is holding is daily briefing now, which you can watch here.

Hutchinson said he'll sign an executive order outlining the mandate. Violating the order would be a misdemeanor and carry a $100 fine.

The order says Arkansans should wear face coverings on the mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor places where they are exposed to non-household members and distancing of 6 feet or more cannot be assured.


July 14, 2020

Arkansas by the numbers 7/14/20.


By the numbers for July 14:
- 29,733 (+794) cumulative cases
- 6,558 (+48) active cases
- 445 (+6) hospitalizations
- 91 (+2) on a ventilator
- 331 (+8) deaths
- 22,844 (+738) considered inactive

Today's increase is the 4th highest single-day increase.
2:32 PM · Jul 14, 2020

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