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Birds and Bagels at Homestead National Monument of America
Join natural resource specialist Jesse Bolli atHomestead National Monument of Americafor an early morning birding program on Friday, June 5thand again on Saturday June 6th at 8a.m. These programs will begin at the Homestead Education Center with a light breakfast of bagels followed by a short walk to investigate the birds of Homestead's prairie and woodland. Limited numbers of binoculars will be available;you are encouraged to bring your own. One all-terrain wheel chair is available to check-out, as well.
Over 100 avian species inhabit the monument's tallgrass prairie and bur oak forest, including grassland species such as the dickcissel, common yellow throat and grasshopper sparrow, raptors such as the barred owl and red-tailed hawk, and forest species such as the eastern towhee, Baltimore oriole, downy woodpecker and warbling vireo. During our May hikes 37 different species were identified!
"The Bird and Bagel events is a great way to meet people with similar interests while learning and sharing about the intricacies of identifying our avian friends," stated Mark Engler, the monument's Superintendent.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit
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