Nebraska Outdoor Calendar

Science of…Lizards

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Being the largest group in the reptile family, lizards, at least in my opinion, may be one of the most overlooked herpetofauna in Nebraska. It seems that turtles and snakes get all the attention, even though lizards and snakes are very closely related and share the same order. This group has a massive variation ranging […]

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Science of…Nocturnal Animals

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The darkness has always been a little bit of a mystery to those that are diurnal (animals that are awake during the day), but for nocturnal animals, the dark is a place of comfort. These animals such as opossums, raccoons, skunks, and owls all have developed specific physical traits that let them wander in the […]

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Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Turtles of Nebraska

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Nebraska is home to nine species of turtles, found throughout our state in a variety of habitats. How do these turtles differ, where are they found, and what incredible adaptations do they have? Join us as we explore the terrific world of turtles, and learn more about our shelled Nebraska neighbors. This is a FREE […]

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Science of…Waterbirds

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Water bird, aquatic bird, whatever you call it these are birds that live in and around water, fresh water that is. These birds are specially adapted to living in areas that other animals might not find attractive. Normally these birds display a plethora of characteristics like webbed feed, beaks, and specialized legs for wading, oh, […]

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Science of…Seeds & Leaves

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Tree identification can be super difficult, but something what makes it even easier to identify species is seeds and leaves. Seeds like pincones, and sweetgums are easy to spot, but what about acorns, and sycamores, and hackberry seeds? Trees are so vastly diverse here in Nebraska and we will need a whole Science Of episode […]

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Science of…Insect Antennae

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Long, short, fuzzy, or lobed insect antennae could possibly be just as diverse as the amount of insects out there. Antennae are sensory organs that help the insect feel and smell their environment, often being called “feelers”. Many insects have great eyesight, but they don’t have a nose to smell, so instead they could use […]

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Science of…Catfish

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Check Meowt! I’m sure that’s what a catfish could say, if they could talk. Anyway, in Nebraska we have catfish, and they are some of the most prominent known fishes in Nebraska- because of their whiskers, or barbells. And maybe because our state fish is a Channel Catfish. These fish are so weird, and yet […]

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Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Carnivore Ecology

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Carnivores contribute to healthy ecosystems by filling the role of predator in food webs. What predatory powers do carnivores have, and what kind of carnivores have been found here in Nebraska, both in the deep past and now? Join us as we dive into carnivore ecology, and explore how carnivores shaped our prehistoric and current […]

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