Konecny Grove Natural Area
Konecny Grove Natural Area, Prairie County, is one of the few remaining examples of slash woodland that once occurred across certain parts of the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas (Mississippi Alluvial Plain). Slash represented a transitional habitat from prairie to bottomland hardwood forest. Today, less than 3% of this habitat type remains in the Grand Prairie. Persimmon, green ash, and honey locust trees dominate Konecny Grove with hawthorns dispersed along its boundaries. A four-acre seasonal herbaceous wetland exists in the northern portion of the natural area. The natural area protects the only known population of the rare Stern’s medlar. Fee title is held by a private landowner.

Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

From Hazen, travel south on U.S. Highway 63 (old State Highway 11) for 10 miles to its junction with State Highway 86. Turn Right on State Highway 86 and travel for 1.2 miles. At a sharp curve in the road turn onto a gravel road that goes straight and go for 0.9 mile. Turn left on a dirt road and go 0.4 mile to the grove.

Contact Konecny Grove Natural Area

Strabala 46 Rd
Stuttgart, Arkansas  72160


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