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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

What’s the Buzz About Cicadas?

article by Hannah Miller, Naturalist Educator There’s cicada mania going on in the media right now – this year is a big year for cicadas, as two large groups of them will emerge at the same time in the Midwest! Cicadas spend most of their life as larvae (or grubs)…

Extended Summer Hours Start May 27

Hike longer with our extended summer hours! From Memorial Day to Labor Day summer hours are in effect at Fontenelle Forest. This means both members and visitors can check in later at the Nature Center! Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m….

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upcoming events in the forest…

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Land Stewardship Volunteer Work Days

May 18 @ 8:30 am - May 18 @ 11:30 am

Firefly Tracking: Community Science Day

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - May 18 @ 9:30 pm

Spring Songbird Program

May 19 @ 8:30 am - May 19 @ 10:30 am

Backyard Habitats

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - May 19 @ 1:00 pm

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