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Mississippi River Nature Weekend Schedule of Events
August 24 – 26, 2018

Great Egret photographed at Tara

Great Egret photographed at Tara

SEE AND EXPLORE NATURE AT ITS BEST. View the beautiful habitat of bottomland hardwoods while birding for Wood Storks, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Roseate Spoonbills, and more! Register now!

Weekend Activities

Friday Afternoon Reception

Lite Hors d’oeuvres provided
“Stork and Cork” Sunset Birding Roost

Outdoor Nature Seminars/Excursions

New Age Resources for Viewing Birds & Wildlife
Bruce Reid, Conservation & Communications Consultant and Avid Birder

Wildlife Management
Bill Tomlinson of Sustainable Resource Managers, LLC.

Mississippi River ExcursionsPaddle and explore the Mississippi River with guide John Ruskey (call for details)
John Ruskey, Quapaw Canoe Company. The canoe excursions will go out to Willow Island to explore. Trips will take about 2 to 3 hours. Learn more about the canoe excursion.


Wildlife Watching/Birding Tours on the Open Air Bus

Interpreted Birding/Woods Tours
(Times tentative ~ Saturday 6 AM, 8:30 AM, 4 PM, 6 PM)

Explore Tara’s New Nature Trail

(Self Guided ~ Interpreted Markers)

Biking – Off Road Pedal (BYO Bike)

Guests Biking at Tara

Guests Biking at Tara

Enjoy dozens of off-road bike paths exploring Tara’s backwoods through Mississippi Delta Hardwoods

Saturday Kids’ Kite Flying Contest

Bring your own kite – weather permitting

Saturday Evening Live Music

BYOB – Evening Reception with Music by Lowland Wastrels.
Overnight Guests Only

Weekend Pricing: Stork and Cork Package

The Stork and Cork package includes lodging, reception, meals, nature seminars, open-air bus tour, Quapaw Canoe Company River Excursions, and music events. Call for Reservations. Register online!Registration for Spring Birding Weekend 2015

  • $266.00 Double Occupancy (per person)  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • $326.00 Single Occupancy  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • Children: $70 additional  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • Quapaw Canoe Company Mississippi River Excursions included in the price
  • Register for the event

Day Visitors

  • Saturday Day Visitors Welcome Event $20.00  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • Children 12 and under: $10.00  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • Meals: Breakfast $12 Lunch $15 Dinner $18.00   Children 12 and under $ 7.50  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • Mighty Quapaw River Excursion $40 per person. Limited time slots available, tickets must be reserved in advance by calling 601-279-4261.  (+7% Sales Tax)

Single Night Lodging

  • $148* single occupancy  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • $118* double occupancy (per person)  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • Additional Children: $25/child  (+7% Sales Tax)
  • Includes meals and social
  • Quapaw Canoe Company Mississippi River Excursions included in the price

*Includes Evening Meal and Full Breakfast

Call for details and availability

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