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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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. Here is the schedule of meetings for the first half of 2014:

January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3.

The Nature Conservancy depends heavily on the efforts of volunteers  like you to make our conservation efforts successful.
Volunteering with  us is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about your  natural world.

Platte Prairies Work Days for 2014

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 7,  July 5,  August 2, &  September 6

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

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.

Springfest Sunday April 6 1-6pm

A party for the planting season. FREE ADMISSION

Flatwater Music Festival June 27 & 28

Celebrating music, culture, & community

Harvest Celebration Sunday October 5, 2014     1-6pm

Fall farm fun. FREE ADMISSION

Prairie Plains Resource Institute

Bader Park Tour 7 a.m.  April 26th

Focus: Migrating and nesting birds Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park located 3 miles south of Chapman, Nebraska, along the Platte River. The outing begins at 7 a.m. Those wishing to carpool to Bader should meet at the Prairie Plains office at 1307 L Street in Aurora at 6:30 a.m.

Bader Park Tour 7 a.m.  May 3rd

Focus: Migrating and nesting birds Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park located 3 miles south of Chapman, Nebraska, along the Platte River. The outing begins at 7 a.m. Those wishing to carpool to Bader should meet at the Prairie Plains office at 1307 L Street in Aurora at 6:30 a.m.

Barn Jam

Please join us at the Charles L. Whitney Education Center at Griffith Prairie for some music, a picnic and a walk on the prairie.  Bring your own picnic supper – we’ll eat around 7 PM.  After the meal we’ll take a walk through the Griffith hills and return to the Center for music around 8 PM.  Bring an instrument if you’d like to join in or just come out to listen.

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!

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