I might not have discovered this for some time had not John Bame brought some FHS students to World Peace Wetland Prairie and then taken them on a walk of the Pinnacle Prairie Trail and the part of Tsa-La-Gi Trail as yet uncompleted from the Hill Place Apartments through the old rail tunnel to the west to Razorback Road and beyond. Thanks to the environmentally aware students for caring and wanting to learn more about the delicate geography and geology of our city. Please click on image to enlarge view of railroad ties over mouth of tunnel and then watch video below the photo to learn reaction of workers when they learned that the ties should not be dumped there.
Rail ties being dumped in mouth of tunnel in Fayetteville AR Aubrey james | MySpace Video The Fayetteville city trail administrator telephoned the railroad manager in Springdale an hour later and the railroad official confirmed that the ties were not to be dumped there but were to be dumped at Cato Springs Road. Rail ties are creosoted and very dangerous to human beings and other living things when the chemicals leach into the watershed.
Common name: Yellow Honeysuckle A twining, deciduous woody vine with tubular yellow flowers in whorls at the ends of stems April-May. Round, fleshy, orange to red berries appear in late summer. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the nectar produced by the flowers while birds and small mammals eat the fruit. Deer browse the stems and leaves.
Culture: Grow in full sun or partial shade in soil with average moisture.
Use: Grow on a trellis, arbor or fence or along the ground in a natural area. Good vine for a bird garden.
Height: 10 to 20 feet
Spread: 3 to 6 feet
Color: Medium Yellow
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Good Companion Plants
- Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)
- Pasture Rose (Rosa carolina)
- Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
- Wild Plum (Prunus americana)
Characteristics and Attributes
Full Sun Medium Sun/Average Shade
Season of Interest:
Mid (May - June)
Food/Small Animals Butterfly Nectar
Butterfly Hummingbird Songbird