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.
Once Upon a Prairie Wind Kite Fly
Event Date Sun, 2013/04/28 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
The wide-open expanse of Spring Creek Prairie makes for a perfect place to fly kites, and all ages are welcome to come out and try their skills. People can make a simple kite from provided recycled materials, purchase kites from The Brand (a Crete-based flag and wind toy business), or bring their own special kite to fly.
Reduced admission of $2/person for the afternoon. No reservations are needed.
Wildcat Hills Wildlands Day
May 18, 2013 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Wildcat Hills Nature Center 210615 Hwy. 71 Gering, NE 69341
Take part in several great activities going on throughout this celebration! There will be an 8K fun run, bird hike, wildflower walk, bighorn sheep tour, kids’ crafts, and more. Park stickers are not required (this is a free park entry day). The Nature Conservancy helps to sponsor this event. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jill Wells by email or phone at (402) 342-0282 x 1002.
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.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 1-6pm
A celebration for the planting season. Agriculture & nature activities, art, music, food and fun for all ages. Free admission!
Bader Park Tour 7 a.m. , April 27, 2013
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.