This site  is designed to be a hub of information about prairies, especially Nebraska prairies,  for landowners, biologists, and communtiy members.  It addresses all aspects of the prairie, including  resources, events, management , guides, restoration techniques, research, outreach, contacts, and much more.  Just click on one of the categories at the top of this page or on one of the links to the right to get started.


Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Prairie Club

The Prairie Club is an intergenerational, multi-cultural club that gathers at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center the first Saturday of each month to take part in fun and educational activities focused on the tallgrass prairie.

If you want to learn more about the club, please call Chris Thody, 402-797-2301.

All meetings of the Prairie Club are on the first Saturday of the month, from 10:00-12:00 noon at Spring Creek Prairie.

The Nature Conservancy

Platte Prairies Work Days for 2015

We would love your help with seed harvesting, native plant nursery work, invasive species control, and other jobs to restore and maintain healthy grasslands at the Platte Prairies.  We’ll be working on:

June 6
July 11
August 1
September 12

Email Mardell or call her at (402) 694-4191 to be added to the Platte Prairies Work Days reminder list or to ask questions.

Autumn in the Sandhills

October 02, 2015 – October 03, 2015
We’ll start at 4:00 PM on Friday and conclude around 5:00 PM on Saturday, depending on your schedule.

The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve

Join the staff and your fellow members of The Nature Conservancy to explore the Niobrara Valley Preserve and to see your member dollars at work!

We’ll start with a cookout on Friday, October 2nd, along with stargazing and a campfire if conditions permit.  We’ll spend Saturday on hikes, take a bison tour, and learn about the plants and animals that give the NVP its reputation as a biological gem.

There are limited spaces for sleeping indoors, or visitors are welcome to camp.

For a full schedule and to RSVP, contact Eliza Perry at eperry@tnc.org or by phone at (402) 342-0282 x1012.

Open House

October 15, 2015 Fall Open House at the Field Office in Omaha, NE.

To learn more, check out  www.nature.org/nebraska

Prairie Loft

Family Outdoor Club

Third Saturday of Each Month   10-11:30am

Outdoor activities geared toward kids ages 2-8 with their parents or guardians. Outdoor exploration, art activities, take-home projects, and more. $5 per family per Saturday.

Harvest Celebration

Sunday, October 4, 2015  1-6pm

Honoring our area’s heritage and future. Farmers market, hayrack rides, farm animals, agriculture demonstrations, food & fun. Free admission!

Lunch & Learn

2nd Wednesday of each month, noon-1pm

Join us for education and discussion about our local and global agriculture industry. On the 2nd Tuesday every month at noon, individual speakers and panels will provide information and insight into many facets of food and fiber production and how it affects our everyday lives.

 Prairie Plains Resource Institute

Bader Park Tour

When:  Sat, October 10, 9:00am – 10:30am
Description : Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park near Chapman, Nebraska. The trail hike is leisurely with plenty of time for discussion and observation. Refreshments following the hike at the Bader House.

Bader Park Tour

When:  Sat, November 7, 9:00am – 10:30am
Description: Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park near Chapman, Nebraska. The trail hike is leisurely with plenty of time for discussion and observation. Refreshments following the hike at the Bader House.

The  Crane Trust

Nature Trails & Bison Herd Exhibit
The Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center’s Platte River Discovery Trail is a wonderful destination for all ages. Go birding, cool your feet in the Platte River, spend quiet time with our live bison herd, or relax atop our observation tower with a commanding view of the surrounding prairie and Platte River Valley. Native plants, wildflowers and wildlife abound along miles of natural hiking trails. Open year round and handicap accessible!

 NE Game  & Parks

11th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo

September 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ponca State Park
88090 Spur 26 E
NE 68770
Ponca State Park
  Celebrate our outdoor heritage with more than 90 hands-on free exhibits, demonstrations, vendors and all-day entertainment.  This fun and educational weekend for the whole family includes wildlife viewing, shooting sports, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, camping, hiking, boat tours and much more!  Daily 9am to 5pm.  For more information visit:  www.missouririverexpo.com.

A Park Entry Permit is requried.

 Autumn Harvest Art Show

October 4, 2015 all-day
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
28500 West Park Highway
NE 68003
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Held at the Peter Kiewit Lodge, many reputable and nationally known artists from four Midwest states will be offering their work for display and sale. Kids coloring and art contest will be held in conjunction with the show. For more information, visit http://www.outdoornebraska.org/.

A Park Entry Permit is required.

17th Annual Hallowfest

October 17, 2015 all-day

Ponca State Park
88090 Spur 26 E
NE 68770

Ponca State Park
The 17th annual Halloween celebration features haunted evening hayrack rides, pumpkin rolling and carving contests, campsite decorating contest and much more!  Hayrack reservations begin October 5th.

A Park Entry Permit is required.


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