• The Niobrara National Scenic river comes alive with color in the fall.

    Niobrara

    National Scenic River Nebraska

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

Blue damselfly

Blue damselfly

NPS photo

Some insects can be nuisances, but the variety of colorful butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies only adds to your visit to the scenic river.

Throughout its length, the Niobrara supports over 75 species of dragonflies and damselflies, as well as nearly twice that number of butterfly species.

Did You Know?

Ice cliffs form when groundwater seeps from cliff faces and freezes

During the cold winter months when temperatures drop well below zero degrees F the Niobrara River freezes over in most places. Tall ice cliffs form on river bluffs and attract ice climbers to the Niobrara National Scenic River. More...