Sunflower Explosion in the Nebraska Sandhills

The Sandhills of Nebraska are dressed in drifts of sunflowers this summer.

| August 10, 2013

  • Nebraska Sandhills sunflowers
    The Nebraska Sandhills are ablaze with a splendid display of sunflowers.
    Photo by Jo Bass
  • Nebraska Sandhills sunflowers
    Nebraska's Sandhills have been designated a National Natural Landmark.
    Photo by Jo Bass
  • Nebraska Sandhills sunflowers
    The Sandhills in Nebraska are a ranching region of mixed-grass prairie.
    Photo by Jo Bass

  • Nebraska Sandhills sunflowers
  • Nebraska Sandhills sunflowers
  • Nebraska Sandhills sunflowers

An extraordinary explosion of sunflowers has occurred in the Nebraska Sandhills — a mixed-grass prairie region that's designated as a National Natural Landmark — visible for 20 miles along U.S. Highway 2, between Mullen and Thedford (in Hooker and Thomas counties), Nebraska.

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