NVP

Niobrara Valley Preserve

Brown/Keya Paha/Cherry Counties

Biologically Unique Landscape: Middle Niobrara River Valley https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=a1c36663b34145b49886e7fbbf2ae581

Another example of a prairie-forest ecotone, where semi arid forests meet grasslands. https://forestgeo.si.edu/sites/north-america/niobrara

Special Instructions for Visiting the Site:

Looking for Butterflies:

Links for More Information: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/niobrara-valley-preserve/

Butterflies Present: NENHP S Rank

  • Juvenal’s Duskywing – S3
  • Horaces’s Duskywing – S3
  • Mottled Duskywing – S2
  • Uncas Skipper – S2
  • Colorado Skipper – S3
  • Ottoe Skipper – S2
  • Crossline Skipper – S3
  • Long Dash Skipper – S3
  • Northern Broken-Dash – S3
  • Little Glassywing – S2S3
  • Arogos Skipper – S1
  • Hobomok Skipper – S3S4
  • Taxiles Skipper – S2S3
  • Broad-winged Skipper – S2
  • Two-spotted Skipper – S3
  • Dun Skipper – S3
  • Dusted Skipper – S3
  • Oslar’s Roadside Skipper – S2
  • Strecker’s Giant Skipper – S3
  • Southern Dogface – S3
  • Coral Hairstreak – S3
  • Banded Hairstreak – S2S3
  • Striped Hairstreak – S2
  • Juniper Hairstreak – S3
  • Regal Fritillary – S3
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary – S1S2
  • Fulvia Checkerspot – S2S3
  • Silvery Checkerspot – S3
  • Gray Comma – S3
  • Weidemeyer’s Admiral – S3
  • Northern Pearly Eye – S3
  • Eyed Brown – S3
  • Inornate/Ochre Ringlet – S2
  • Monarch – S2

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