Nebraskaland July 2019

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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PHOTO BY CHRIS HELZER Cover: The sun rises behind a windmill and wildflowers at Metcalf Wildlife Management Area near Hay Springs. Photo by Justin Haag. Volume 97 No. 6 July 2019 F E A T U R E S 20 WILDCAT HILLS A Wild Place Story and Photos by Justin Haag 28 OUTDOOR NEBRASKA What to Do in July By Renae Blum 30 THE DEVINE DEVIL'S DEN Story and Photos by Justin Haag 36 A STITCH IN TIME By Renae Blum 42 WHEN THE CARNIVAL CAME TO TOWN By History Nebraska 46 CALAMUS The Perfect Getaway Story and Photos by Eric Fowler 54 PASTURE FORBS Weeds or Wildflowers? Story and Photos by Gerry Steinauer D E P A R T M E N T S 6 Your Nebraska 10 In the Field 60 Mixed Bag 68 Portraits from the Past 70 The Last Stop Nebraskaland (VOL. 97 / NO. 6 ISSN 0028-1964) is published monthly, except for the combined Jan./Feb. and Aug./Sept. issues, by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2200 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE. Periodicals postage paid at Lincoln, Nebraska, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Nebraskaland, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503-0370. O N T H E W E B To see additional content including photos, videos and additional articles, visit

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