A Family Firefly Picnic on the Platte

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary hosts firefly-themed picnic

Gibbon, NE (July 8, 2019) – Fireflies will be the focus this Saturday, July 13th, at the annual Firefly Picnic. The event begins at 7:30 pm at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary (located next to the Platte River) and will conclude at around 9:30 pm.

Participants can “enjoy the Nebraska sunset and all kinds of family-fun activities about fireflies.” The program is designed for child/adult teams to participate together, so families are encouraged to attend.

There is no fee for the event but free-will donations are recommended. The event is BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) as food will not be provided.

For more information about the event, email or call (308) 468-5282. Registration is preferred but not required.

Photo Caption: “The sun sets over the Platte River near Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary.” Credit: Cody Wagner / Habitat Manager at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary.


About Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary

Owned and managed by the National Audubon Society, the original purchase of 782 acres in 1974, which was funded by Lillian Annette Rowe of Trenton, NJ, included 2.5 miles of river channel, wet meadows, and some agricultural fields. Additional land acquisitions have increased the current size of the sanctuary to 2,418 acres.  Along with preserving habitat for wildlife, nature-based education is a major focus at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center, where year-round education opportunities exist for local schools and the general public.

About Audubon

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive.

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