Rowe Sanctuary's "Firefly Picnic" Teaches About Night Time Insects

The sun sets over the Platte River near Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. (Cody Wagner, Habitat Manager at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary.)
July 11, 2019 - 3:21pm

A central Nebraska conservation group is hosting a picnic night for families to learn about night time insects.

Rowe Sanctuary is hosting their annual Firefly Picnic on the banks the Platte River on Saturday night. The event is free to the public and participants will learn about insects, including the firefly.

Rebekah Yates, Rowe Sanctuary Education Manager, said families should experience nature in different times of the day and year. 

“I think that families really should explore nature together," Yates said. "And this is a good experience for all of them to get out and really see nature in a different light.”

Yates said this is a popular event among local families and she expects about 50 people will attend. She said to bring your own picnic dinner and get ready to enjoy the sunset on the Platte. The events starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.





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