• White-tailed deer © Ronald Klataske

    Wildlife

    The Niobrara Sanctuary offers extraordinary opportunities to see, hear and experience a diversity of Great Plains wildlife—in addition to the wonderful array of birds. Among the “mega fauna”, magnificent White-tailed Deer, for example, are a common sight across the Sanctuary and Mule Deer are…

  • Horseback riding on the Niobrara Sanctuary © Ron Klataske

    Horseback Riding

    The sanctuary offers wide open pastures with large scale vistas of the hills climbing toward the sky across the river, trails descending toward steep densely wooded canyons to lush wet meadow besides the river or climbing up the other side to tall bluffs with…

  • Wildflowers on the Niobrara Sanctuary © Ron Klataske

    Wildflowers

    The prairies and meadows of the Sanctuary provide a colorful mosaic of wildflowers and a rich diversity of plants. For those interested in plant identification, botany or wildflower photography, the 5,000-acre Sanctuary holds opportunities to see rare and unique species, the chance to experience…

  • Sharp-tailed Grouse © Ron Klataske

    Birdlife

    With diverse species and unique habitats, the Niobrara Sanctuary provides incredible opportunities for birders and others interested in birdlife. Native grasslands are one of the most threatened biomes in North America and the fragmentation of prairie landscapes and loss of habitat have had deleterious…