These are public access locations throughout Nebraska where you can experience the diversity of Nebraska butterflies. Click on the list below or the interactive map to sample locations where you can find amazing butterflies.
One stop at a location rarely allows you to experience all the species. Many butterfly species only fly for brief periods of the year and are highly sensitive to weather, preferring sunny, calm and warm conditions, so it may take a few stops at a location to see all its butterflies. In addition, it is common for there to be wild swings in butterfly populations, one year finding few or none of a species and another year finding them everywhere.
Hover over the red dots on the map to see recommended sites. Click for more information. Find a full list of the sites below the map.
- Ash Hollow State Historical Park
- Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary
- Box Elder State Wildlife Management Area
- Burwell Pond
- Fontanelle Forest
- Hackberry Creek State Wildlife Management Area
- Happy Jack Chalk Mine
- Harlan County Reservoir
- I-80 Mile Marker 1
- Indian Cave State Park
- Table Rock State Wildlife Management Area
- The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve
- Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
- Willow Creek State Recreation Area