Recent Prescribed Fire: Smoke and flame may be visible at Neale Woods. Staff is actively monitoring the area.

Nature Center Closure: The Nature Center will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. Member gate fob access will be available.

Recent Prescribed Fire: Smoke and flame may be visible at Neale Woods. Staff is actively monitoring the area.

Nature Center Closure: The Nature Center will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. Member gate fob access will be available.

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EMBRACE THE RAIN

There are plenty of indoor activities at the Nature Center. Or, bring an umbrella and have the boardwalk or trails to yourself!

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EXPERIENCE THE QUIET WILD OF NATURE

Whether it’s your first time on the trails, or you’re an avid hiker, there is something new to experience every day and every season at Fontenelle Forest

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SNOW MUCH FUN IN THE FOREST

See the Forest from a whole new perspective when it’s blanketed in snow, or enjoy one of our many indoor activities at the Nature Center

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Embrace the cold

Rent snowshoes or lace up your snow boots and hike the trails tomorrow!

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The Quiet Wild of Nature

We at Fontenelle Forest are the active stewards of this land, and we promise to protect and restore it for future generations.

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Recent Updates

Welcome to Fontenelle Forest, Flicka!

article by Ell Kinsey, Raptor Care Specialist Introducing our newest arrival to the Raptor Woodland Refuge: Flicka, the American Kestrel! Found as a chick, Flicka was taken in by a well-meaning member of the public. Rather than call a certified raptor rehabber, they chose to keep Flicka, which is against…

Winter Warriors: How Songbirds and Raptors Survive the Colder Months

article by Ell Kinsey, Raptor Care Specialist Nebraska is known for fluctuating temperatures. From sweaty summer days to the frosty frigid winter, all Nebraska’s inhabitants have learned to adapt—including the feathered ones!  IN THE WILD  For wild birds, there’s little time for rest in the wintertime – this is especially…

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upcoming events in the forest…

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Red Cross Blood Drive

February 23 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 3:00 pm
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Full Moon Hikes

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - February 23 @ 8:00 pm

Critter Adventures (Cancelled)

February 24 @ 11:00 am - February 24 @ 12:30 pm

Habitat Hikes

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - February 24 @ 4:00 pm

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