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  • Night Life at Glacier Creek Preserve provides an opportunity for interested individuals to observe the sights and sounds of animal activities that go on after dark.
  • Light traps and other methods used to attract moths, beetles, and other invertebrates will be set up at various locations around the Barn. Bat nets will be set up nearby to allow for observations of this group of night-time animals. Individuals with special knowledge of the various animals will move throughout the stations taking notes, making observations, and answering questions.
  • Visitors are encouraged to move among the stations to observe the diversity of animals that are active at night and to ask questions about them.
  • Animal specialists for the evening include Dr. Ted Burk (Creighton University), Loren and Babs Padelford, Dr. Jeremy White (UNO), Dr. Han Li (UNO), Dr. Amanda Roe (College of St. Mary), and Tracy Coleman (Glacier Creek Preserve, UNO).
  • Headlamps or flashlights will be helpful should you wish to take an evening or night hike along one of the Preserve’s mowed fire trails.
  • Optional guided hikes related to bats, insects, and snakes will be provided .
  • The Barn will be open for walk throughs and restroom use. Insect repellent will be available on site.
  • This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. If you have questions, contact us at or call 402-554-6300.

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