Aldrich Prairie Research Site

Site Description and Ornithological Summary:

The Aldrich Prairie Research Site is within a larger piece of land donated to Doane College in 2000. The 50-acre prairie consists of tallgrass prairie, protected wetlands, and the eastern-most colony of black-tailed prairie dogs in Nebraska. This rare combination makes the site worthy of protection and study.

Birds of note that have been documented on site are upland sandpiper, burrowing owl, red-headed woodpecker, swamp sparrow, dickcissel, bobolink, and marsh wren. A strategic plan has been written to provide vision and clarifies the role of the prairie site within the context of the College's five-year plan.

For more information, call or write Kevin Poague, Important Bird Areas Coordinator, Audubon Nebraska, P.O. Box 117, 11700 SW 100th Street, Denton, NE 68339 402-797-2301, Fax: 402-797-2304.

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