Nebraska is home to an extraordinary diversity of fish and wildlife. From the fastest
mammal on the prairie to the tallest bird in North America, one of the rarest beetles
in the world to an owl that lives underground, you can find them all in the Cornhusker
Help celebrate Nebraska Wildlife Week 2012,
March 19-25, 2012, by celebrating the amazing
diversity of Nebraska wildlife!
On these pages are just a few of the many species of wildlife in Nebraska that deserve
the title: EXTRA-ordinary. The National Wildlife Federation web site has dozens more
examples of EXTRA-ordinary wildlife from around the USA – fish that fly, birds that
walk under water, insects that shoot poison, frogs that freeze solid and then thaw
in the spring, and the loudest animal on earth.
Project BEAK provides excellent curriculum ideas for teachers looking for activities
related to Nebraska birds.
Thanks to our Wildlife Week partnership sponsors, Central Nebraska Natural Resources
District, National Wildlife Federation. Nebraska Bird Library, and Project BEAK.
Then check out past Wildlife Week information here.