Nebraska Game & Parks hosting activities in March

Join Park Naturalist Alison Bleich for nature- celebrating events at the lake

Youth butterfly day

Kids and their parents are invited to the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon for “Youth Butterfly Day,” an early celebration of National Learn About Butterflies Day. 

There will be a short video and presentation, followed by butterfly crafts. Each individual will leave with a butterfly themed snack. The activity is free of charge. Registration is required. 

Afternoon Acrylics

Come and paint at Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center on Saturday, March 11, from 2:30-5 p.m.

Follow guided instruction on a painting or come up with an original idea. 

This month’s painting will be butterfly themed, in honor of National Learn About Butterflies Day. 

Canvas, brushes, paint and refreshments will all be provided for a fee. Registration is required.

Plant a flower day

“Plant a Flower Day” will be held at the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center on Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. 

Family and friends are invited to the visitor center for an afternoon of planting flowers from seed. There will be plant containers for the kids to decorate and flower seeds to plant and take home. 

Also, the kids will be planting seeds that will later be transplanted into larger pots for the visitor center. The activity is free of charge. Registration is required.

Fashion a Feeder

Join the park naturalist in making bird feeders from recyclable items at the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center on Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. 

There will be supplies available to turn an empty soda bottle, milk carton, tin can, etc. into a beautiful feeder. 

Bring recyclable item(s) to use. This activity is free of charge. Registration is required.

Take a Walk in the Park Day

Thursday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at the Lake Ogallala Hike/Bike Trail, “Take a Walk in the Park Day” will take place. 

Bring family and friends out for a walk along the lake trail. Participants will enjoy an evening stroll and observe everything that Lake Ogallala has to offer.

Feel free to bring cameras, water and walking shoes. There will be binoculars available. Park permits are required. 

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