Fontenelle Forest Nature Center will be closing at noon on Nov. 25, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov 26.
Member gate fob access will be available. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center will be closing at noon on Nov. 25, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov 26.
Member gate fob access will be available. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Wetlands Recovery Update (ongoing)

November 20, 2020 11:17 am Published by Comments Off on Wetlands Recovery Update (ongoing)

This blog will serve as an avenue to provide ongoing updates on our wetlands recovery efforts. Construction is set to begin by Dec. 1, 2020, and be completed by March 19, 2021. We appreciate your continued patience during this process and ask that you respect and follow all trail closures....


National Take a Hike Day is Nov 17

November 16, 2020 3:32 am Published by Comments Off on National Take a Hike Day is Nov 17

–By Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research What better day to take a hike than on National Take a Hike Day, November 17! At Fontenelle Forest, hiking is an integral part of the experience we offer. With 2,100 acres of land and 24 miles of maintained trails, there...


Young bald eagle recovered from fowl pox released back to the wild

November 6, 2020 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on Young bald eagle recovered from fowl pox released back to the wild

In early September, this second-year bald eagle was found on a riverbank near Hoskin, Nebraska. Unable to fly, emaciated, with her eyes crusted over with fowl pox, she was brought to Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery where she was given a chance to rest and heal – something that most likely...


Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research

October 31, 2020 4:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research

Photo above: Ann Hosford, President-elect of the Loveland Garden Club (right) presents a Club Conservation Commendation from The Garden Club of America to Fontenelle Forest Executive Director, Merica Whitehall (left). Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research...


Your Vote Matters

October 19, 2020 12:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Your Vote Matters

  As one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations, Fontenelle Forest strives to be a national leader in environmental stewardship and education. We aim to faithfully protect the land, animals, and resources that have been entrusted to our care – both within our organization and throughout our community – through conservation...


Wetlands Flood Recovery Update

October 17, 2020 1:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Wetlands Flood Recovery Update

Hello Wetlands fans! It’s mid-October, and we wanted to provide an update on the Wetlands area! Our original timeline has been delayed due to conducting wetland delineations and working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to secure permitting for construction. Due to this, we have received an extension...


Celebrating the rich indigenous history of Fontenelle Forest on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

October 9, 2020 2:15 am Published by Comments Off on Celebrating the rich indigenous history of Fontenelle Forest on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Monday, October 12th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which celebrates and honors the histories, cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples. Did you know that Fontenelle Forest has a rich indigenous history, including our very namesake Logan Fontenelle? Thanks to research and the collection of historical information, we know that...


Fontenelle Forest’s Michelle Foss selected to lead Metro Area Planning Agency’s Community Forestry Plan Working Group

October 2, 2020 2:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest’s Michelle Foss selected to lead Metro Area Planning Agency’s Community Forestry Plan Working Group

Fontenelle Forest is one of the largest urban forests and nonprofit nature centers in the United States. We own and actively manage over 2,100 acres of land for public enjoyment and protect critical habitat bordered by the Missouri River. We are proud that Michelle Foss, Director of Stewardship & Research...


Join the movement on World/National Clean-up Day and show us your #TrashTag!

September 18, 2020 5:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Join the movement on World/National Clean-up Day and show us your #TrashTag!

September 19 is World/National Clean-up Day. Join the movement and show us your #TrashTag! By Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research The first line on the National Clean-up Day website is “. . . What would happen if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter on...


Butterfly season is winding down. Learn what uncommon butterfly species have been spotted in the Forest!

September 5, 2020 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on Butterfly season is winding down. Learn what uncommon butterfly species have been spotted in the Forest!

Butterfly season is winding down. Learn what “butterfly surveying” is all about and what new, uncommon and/or rare species have been spotted in the Forest the past two years by our butterfly surveyors! Beginning in 2018, we have had a dedicated team of butterfly surveyors walk a set path each...


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