Critter Count and Biodiversity Festival


Come join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016 to participate in a free family event where you will work with experts to search, observe and record biodiversity, such as birds, plants, and bugs throughout Homestead using the iNaturalist App. This "Bioblitz" will be happening in National Parks across the county to celebrate 100 years of stewardship!

Video: 2016 National Parks BioBlitz: Celebrating Biodiversity

Check out the iNaturalist website here:

Click here to see Homestead National Monument's Bioblitz project!


Schedule of Events, starting at the Homestead Education Center:

7am: Birds

10am: Plants

12:30pm: Bugs

Biodiversity Festival featuring special crafts and activities from 10am-3pm!

Everyone is Welcome!

Help record birds with Marty Tuttle starting at 7 a.m., plants with Gerry Steinauer starting at 10 a.m., and insects with Dr. Douglas Golick at 12:30 p.m.

A Biodiversity Festival will take place at the Education Center from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learn about nematodes from Dr. Powers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. See what macro-invertebrates live in the water of Cub Creek with biological technician Miles Lampo. Join a ranger to match up animal skins, skulls, and tracks; and see what the Homestead Game Camera has captured.

Lunch will be available for purchase from Back Alley Eatery from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Last updated: May 3, 2018

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8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


(402) 223-3514

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