09/28/2013Location: Education Center Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: No fee Contact Name: Merrith Baughman Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 402-223-3514
Homestead National Monument of America will conduct its annual fall deer survey on Saturday, September 28, 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 at 9:30 a.m. Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, and good walking shoes. For those who can't or don't want to walk 3/4 miles through the prairie, people are needed to watch monument boundaries and count deer as they exit. The survey will be completed by12 p.m. This is a great way to get all of the animals moving and to see the diversity of creatures that inhabit the prairie and woodland.
The deer survey kicks off the annual Prairie Appreciation Week. Other events celebrating the prairie include:
- Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m.Historian Blake Bell will be presenting a program at the Education Center on the 1930’s Dust Bowl.
- Saturday, October 5, at 9:30 a.m.come to the Education Center to help the monument harvest prairie seed and learn about the diversity of the tallgrass prairie.
- Saturday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m.join Natural Resource Specialist Jesse Bolli for a walk starting at the Heritage Center as he explores the delicate detail of the prairie.
- Sunday, October 6, at 2:00-4:00 p.m. the second annual Hedge Apple Festival will be held at the Heritage Center.