Homestead National Historical Park encompasses multiple habitats in which to observe wildlife. The Park is home to over 100 species of birds which live in the tallgrass prairie and woodland. Trails meander through both of these habitats, giving visitors many opportunities for bird-watching. Mammals such as white-tailed deer, beaver, rabbit, squirrel, and coyote can also be seen, as well as amphibians and fish.

Many of these animals rely on the wide variety of insects present on the prairie. Insects are a food source for songbirds and reptiles, and they are vital in the pollination of wildflowers.

A small fish caught during monitoring


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Toad sitting on the ground

Reptiles & Amphibians

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Luna moth on a brick wall

Insects & Other Invertebrates

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mini mussels in a net ready to be measured and returned to Cub Creek


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Bird in the prairie


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Muskrat looking at a trail camera


Learn about the mammals in the park.

Last updated: August 28, 2021

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8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


402 223-3514

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