The Audubon Society of Omaha Prairie Preserve
6720 Bennington Street (near 72nd and McKinley)
Formerly known as the Jensen Prairie, this 13-acre eastern tall grass prairie preserve is home to over 80 species of forbs (flowers) and grasses as well as several mammals such as badgers, fox, rabbits, gophers, and three species of mice including the rare meadow jumping mouse. The prairie additionally hosts several species of snakes and grassland birds.
The south half the preserve is virgin prairie (never plowed), and the north half is old farm field that is being replanted using seeds harvested from the south half and local prairies.
The ASO Prairie Preserve is open to the public and available as a research study site. Volunteers are also needed to help maintain the prairie. Anyone interested in assisting with the restoration and management of the prairie or interested in setting up a visit for research purposes, please contact the ASO Administrator at (402) 445-4138.
The prairie was purchased with a grant from The Nebraska Environmental Trust and management assistance grants from The Iowa West Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District and many generous donations from members of Omaha Audubon Society.