Mulberry Mountain Lodge is located in the Ozark National Forest, 16 miles (27 km) north of Ozark, Arkansas, along Hwy 23, the “Pig Trail National Scenic Byway.” For a fee, you can stay in the lodge, cabins, or campground. The area is a popular place to horseback ride, hunt, fish, hike, kayak, ride ATVs, and more. Despite being situated in a forest, the Mulberry Mountain Lodge has a large open area suitable for stargazing that is also home to an annual country music festival.
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.