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Call for Wildlife Photos for Possible Inclusion in NebraskaLife Magazine

June 13, 2020 5:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Call for Wildlife Photos for Possible Inclusion in NebraskaLife Magazine

📷 Calling all Wildlife Photographers 📷   NebraskaLife Magazine is gathering photos for an article or photo essay about wildlife in Omaha. They asked Fontenelle Forest to help put the word out because they know our followers and members take some of the most amazing nature photography! 🐦🦅🦌🐍🐢   PLEASE...


Fontenelle Forest to offer half-price daily admission to active military through Labor Day

June 13, 2020 3:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest to offer half-price daily admission to active military through Labor Day

In previous years, Fontenelle Forest has participated in a military discount program through Blue Star Museums. This year, due to an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families decided to cancel the Blue Star Museums free admission program for summer 2020. Read...


Extended Summer Hours Now In Effect!

May 30, 2020 11:23 am Published by Comments Off on Extended Summer Hours Now In Effect!

Hike longer with our extended summer hours! From Memorial Day to Labor Day summer hours are in effect at Fontenelle Forest. This means you have more time to enjoy all the things you love about the Forest. Whether you’re a member or purchase daily admission, your next trip to the...


Fontenelle Forest is now offering virtual summer camps!

May 28, 2020 11:13 am Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest is now offering virtual summer camps!

Fontenelle Nature Camp is going virtual! All of the FUN, none of the poison ivy! Each week in June, Fontenelle Forest is offering a week-long virtual summer camp experience, featuring a different theme each day. Fontenelle Nature Camp will provide fun and engaging adventures designed to foster the development of...


CNN Elevates Lead Poisoning in Eagles to a National Topic of Concern

February 20, 2020 10:38 am Published by Comments Off on CNN Elevates Lead Poisoning in Eagles to a National Topic of Concern

The epidemic of lead poisoning in eagles is fast-becoming a national topic of concern. As news is spreading about this issue, some hunters are concerned that conservationists are attempting to limit their rights. Although we understand their concerns, this could not be farther from the truth. We want to eliminate...


2020 Summer Camps

January 1, 2020 6:27 pm Published by Comments Off on 2020 Summer Camps

  Just minutes from downtown Omaha, Fontenelle Forest campers experience a wild summer outdoors! At Fontenelle Forest, we believe that today’s children are tomorrow’s stewards. Our camps offer a vital connection with the forests, prairies and wetlands that children often only learn about through books or television. We are excited...


Fontenelle Forest Managed Deer Hunt

December 4, 2019 5:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest Managed Deer Hunt

ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 9-12 (MON-THURS) The only exception will be the trails at Neale Woods, which will remain open. The Nature Center and Raptor Woodland Refuge will also be open. For everyone’s safety please make sure to respect the trail closures during this time. Fontenelle Forest has conducted...


Tree Rush Adventures Opens at Fontenelle Forest

July 25, 2019 8:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Tree Rush Adventures Opens at Fontenelle Forest

BELLEVUE, NE (July 22, 2019) – TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest, Greater Omaha’s newest outdoor recreation attraction, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Thursday, July 31 starting at 9:00 am. The public is welcome and can experience the ropes adventure park at a special opening day discount. Merica Whitehall, Fontenelle Forest Executive...


Turkey Vultures are “gross-ly” under appreciated

July 17, 2019 7:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Turkey Vultures are “gross-ly” under appreciated

People don’t like vultures. Even naturalist Charles Darwin described the Turkey Vulture as a “disgusting bird,” but consider the more pleasant Latin term Cathartes aura, meaning “purifier.” We at Fontenelle Forest love this unique and important bird. Allow us to explain why. First, they clean the Forest for us! In...


What’s in a Wetland?

July 17, 2019 7:31 pm Published by Comments Off on What’s in a Wetland?

Wetlands are often referred to as the “kidneys” of the earth, and for good reason. Just like our own body, the earth as a whole is a functioning unit, with each part or “organ” playing an influential role in its prosperity. Just as kidneys filter out waste from our blood,...


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