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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in May. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes.

May 1 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown

May 1 – Growing Up WILD educator workshop, Southeast Community College, Lincoln

May 2 – Southeast District Birding Day, Indian Cave State Park (SP), Shubert

May 2, 9, 16 – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Archery Series, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 3 – Growing Up WILD educator workshop, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab, Lincoln

May 3-5 – Cornhusker Trapshoot, Nebraska Trapshooting Association grounds, Doniphan

May 4 – Outdoor Educational Rendezvous, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 5 – Take Pride in America Day, Verdon State Recreation Area (SRA), Verdon

May 5 – Mystery at the Mansion, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 5 – Family Fishing Event, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook

May 5-6 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun

May 5-19 – Lilac Walk, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 7 – Linking Literature and Science: Insects and Pollinators, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Omaha

May 9 – Youth Fishing Instructor Certification, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney

May 11-12 – Sip Nebraska wine and beer festival, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

May 12 – Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

May 12 – Women of Arbor Lodge Special Event, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 12-13 – Cowboy Trail Ultra Marathon, Valentine to Norfolk

May 13 – Mother’s Day Buffet, Ponca SP, Ponca; Platte River SP, Louisville

May 13 – Family Fishing Event, Riverside Discovery Center Zoo Pond, Scottsbluff

May 15 – Northeast District Birding Day, Davis Creek Wildlife Management Area, North Loup

May 18 – Stargazing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

May 19 – Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby, Ponca SP, Ponca

May 19 – Larry Roper Trail Bird Outing, Johnson Lake SRA, Elwood

May 19 – Free Bird!, Mormon Island SRA, Doniphan

May 19 – National Endangered Species Day and Pizza Party, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 19 – Scavenger Hunt, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

May 19 – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, statewide

May 19 – Wildcat Hills Wildlands, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering

May 20 – Fashion a Feeder, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 21-June 1 – Eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit

May 22 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

May 24 – Family Fishing Event, Halleck Lake, Papillion

May 24 – Family Nature Club, NGPC Outdoor Classroom, Norfolk

May 24 – Essentials of Kayaking, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 25 – Take Aim at Summer, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 26 – Migratory Bird Day, Indian Cave SP, Shubert; Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton

May 26 – Early-Bird Bird Watching, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 26 – Bird in the Hand Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 26 – Birds and Breakfast, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen

May 26 – National Park Service Event, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 26-27 – Birds on Canvas, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 27 – Sidewalk Chalk Art and Bird Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 28-Aug. 12 – Summer Season at Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 30 – National Water a Flower Day, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

May 31 – Spring turkey seasons close

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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