Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sunday Paper

On the sidebar of one of the sections of the paper today there was an article entitled "Lady Bird's Wildflower Legacy In Nebraska". The article doesn't seem to be in the online version of the paper.

According to the article, Nebraska "started planting native grasses in the mid-1960's and wildflowers in 1971". They are planted on new projects or whenever a highway is widened. The species being planted can be found here.

The article cites the following roadways as the best for viewing wildflowers:

  • Nebraska 2 from Grand Island to Alliance
  • US 20 from Valentine to Chadron
  • US 83 from McCook to Valentine
  • US 6 from Imperial to McCook
  • Nebraska 8 from Falls City to Fairbury
  • Nebraska 11 from Scotia through Burwell to Butte in Boyd County
  • Nebraska 61 from Ogallala to Merriman
  • Nebraska 71 from Gering to Crawford
  • Nebraska 12 from Ponca to Valentine
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