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Mud Pies: Spring Flowers
Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Members Only: Insect Club
Thursday, 7:00 PM
Nebraska Scifest at Fontenelle Forest
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

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Forest News

  • Due to heavy machinery accessing the brush fire during the weekend of April 19 – Red Bud Trail in the Wetland area is heavily damaged. Please use caution when hiking on this trail. We recommend using Hidden Lake Trail as an alternative. We will be working to restore Redbud trail over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • Feather Our Nest is Friday, April 25. Click here for more information.

  • Nebraska SciFest comes to Fontenelle Forest on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. Meet walk-around Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street and learn all about birds! Click here for more information.

  • Register now for Nature Discovery Summer Day Camps. Full day camps are new for 2014! Click here for more information.

  • To see our complete calendar or register for a program, click here.

Our Mission

To provide a place where people
can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature.
We want to inspire current and future generations
to care for the natural world.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in environmental stewardship and
education and the region’s premier nature center

Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations
and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha
encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River.

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