Friday, September 28, 2007

Prairie Discovery Day at Fertig Prairie


On Thursday, 27 September, I spent the day at one of Audubon's tallgrass prairies, Fertig Prairie; only 1% of Nebraska's tallgrass prairie remains. This trip to Fertig Tallgrass Prairie near Schuler, NE, marks the fourth year in a row that the Wachiska Audubon Society has sponsored Prairie Discovery day.

At Fertig Prairie, 100 fifth graders learned some prairie history, captured and identified a wealth of insects, and wrote about bugs and birds. At this site, you will find a slide show of the fun.

In the past years, Wachiska Audubon also organized Prairie Discovery Day at Yutan Prairie and at Wildcat Creek Prairie. Click on the links and enjoy the photographs of youngsters discovering an important part of their Nebraska heritage.

And watch the short (10 minute) video of the (windy) prairie fun.

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