Natural Features & Ecosystems

Prairie glows with sunflowers at the woodland's edge.
Prairie glows with sunflowers at the woodland's edge.

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Homestead National Historical Park protects natural environments that have become rare today. Experience native prairie and woodland ecosystems as they were before the first homesteaders arrived in the area.

Learn about the tallgrass prairie and bur oak woodland.

 
Flowers and grasses on the prairie

Tallgrass Prairie

The tallgrass prairie ecosystem is highly diverse and provides food and cover for a variety of insects, birds, and mammals.

Plants and trees in the forest

Woodland

The lowland bur oak forest along Cub Creek on the edge of the Great Plains.

Last updated: March 1, 2021

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8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310

Phone:

402 223-3514

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