• 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?

Scenic cliffs of sandstone rise above the Niobrara

Tall sandstone cliffs, a rocky streambed and rapids are unusual geologic aspects of this Great Plains River. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara Natonal Scenic River "Nature & Science" page. More...