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Homestead National Monument of America will conduct its annual winter deer survey on February 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. You are invited to come and help the monument staff count deer! No experience necessary;all age and ability groups will be able to help. Walkers and spotters are needed.Walkers will hike about ¾ of a mile through the tallgrass prairie (wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, good walking shoes, and appropriate coat for the weather).Spotters will be stationed at various points along the west, north and south boundaries to count deer as they leave the monument (wear appropriate clothes for the weather).
Orientation will begin at the Homestead Education Center at 9:30 a.m. The survey will be completed by noon. Motorists on State Highway 4 need to be alert for deer crossing the highway as they drive through the monument on the morning of February 27, 2016.
"Volunteering at a National Park Site is a great way to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service, while enjoying the diversity of the resources at Homestead and getting off the trail," stated Park Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.