• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.


    National Monument of America Nebraska

Winter Deer Survey

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Date: February 25, 2013
Contact: Merrith Baughman, 402-223-3514

Homestead National Monument of America will conduct its annual winter deer survey on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Please come and help the monument staff count deer.No experience is needed; just show up at the Homestead Education Center for a 9:30 a.m. orientation.Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, good walking shoes, and a coat appropriate for the weather if needed.The walkers will hike approximately 3/4 of a mile through the prairie.For those who can't or don't want to walk that far, people are needed to watch monument boundaries and count deer as they exit.The survey will be completed by 12 p.m. The deer survey gets all of the animals moving and is a great way to see the diversity of creatures that inhabit the prairie and woodland including the deer.

Did You Know?


While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles.