Owl and Elephant Programs at the Monument

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Date: June 8, 2015

What flowers are blooming at the monument? Join a ranger each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. to find out which flowers are blooming and what they have been used for historically. Check at the visitor center for the location of each week's program.

Explore the world of the burrowing owl with "The Long-legged Owl of the Great Plains" program by Ecologist and Conservationist "Buffalo" Bruce McIntosh. Living up to their name, burrowing owls do not nest in trees like many other birds, but use burrows dug by other animals. Discover more about these unusual creatures on Saturday, June 13inside the visitor center at 3:00 p.m.

Was there ever an elephant at Scotts Bluff? Join Ranger Lisa Blanco to find out what it took to "See the Elephant" on the emigrant trails. Discover where the saying came from, why it became so popular, and hear about "sightings" of the elephant on Sunday, June 14 inside the visitor center at 3:00 p.m.

The programs are free with a valid park entrance pass.

The Scotts Bluff National Monument visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The summit road is open from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.All monument trails are open from sunrise until sunset.Please inquire about the Scotts Bluff National Monument Annual Pass, valid for entrance to Scotts Bluff National Monument for a year from purchase.Additional information about Scotts Bluff National Monument programs and schedules may be obtained at the visitor center, by calling 308-436-9700.


Last updated: June 8, 2015

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