• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Mammals

Eastern Cottontail.

Eastern Cottontail.

NPS Photo.

With its variety of habitats, the Monument is home to many kinds of mammals. White-tailed deer abound. Coyotes, red fox, otters, weasels, badgers, raccoons, shrews, nine different kinds of bats, about two dozen different kinds of rodents, and many other kinds of mammals have been seen inside the boundaries of the Monument. While most of these animals are nocturnal and secretive; a walk on the trails is sure to bring a glimpse of an eastern cottontail or an eastern fox squirrel.

Download the list of mammals found on the monument.

 

Did You Know?

Freeman School

The Freeman School, which operated from 1872 to 1967, was wired for electricity in 1940. The first electric bill was $0.75.