Nine-Mile Prairie is located five miles west and four miles north of Lincoln, Nebraska, giving the land reserve its name. These 230 acres of tallgrass prairie—210 of which have never been plowed—are preserved for teaching, research, and nature study. Some 392 species of plants and over 80 species of birds have been viewed in this protected natural area which is owned by the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Featuring a stunning image of “six-foot-high big bluestem…laid out over the rolling countryside” taken by Nebraska photographer Michael Forsberg, this stamp was issued in 2001 as an international rate stamp.
This serene stamp image of the Nebraska Prairie is one of 10 designs featured on the upcoming set of Scenic American Landscapes stamp cards. Scheduled for release on June 23, these beautiful postcards are the second set highlighting some of our nation’s most beautiful natural places.