Byrd’s Adventure Center is located in the Ozark National Forest along the Mulberry River, 24 miles (39 km) north of Ozark, Arkansas. While an EarthSky visitor calls the site, “a bit rustic,” a lodge, cabins, and a campground are available for a fee. Byrd’s is an off-road and ATV park that also offers two grass runways for single-engine airplanes and ultralight aircraft. Dirt bikes, mountain bikes, ATVs, 4x4s, and more all take to the trails while kayaks, canoes, and rafts ply the waters of the Mulberry River.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.