TRAILS CLOSED DEC. 5-8: All Fontenelle Forest trails and the Raptor Woodland Refuge will be CLOSED from Mon., Dec. 5 through Thurs., Dec. 8, for our annual managed deer hunt. The Nature Center and Neale Woods will remain open.

TRAILS CLOSED DEC. 5-8: All Fontenelle Forest trails and the Raptor Woodland Refuge will be CLOSED from Mon., Dec. 5 through Thurs., Dec. 8, for our annual managed deer hunt. The Nature Center and Neale Woods will remain open.

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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,...


Since the 1960s, volunteers have sustained our education programs

July 15, 2019 8:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Since the 1960s, volunteers have sustained our education programs

At Fontenelle Forest, our volunteer Teacher Naturalists (TNs) and Teen Naturalist Trainees (TNTs) have played an integral part in sustaining forest education programs over the past 40 years. TN and TNT volunteers teach environmental education programs at the Forest and promote appreciation of nature for a wide range of visitors,...


Spring 2019 Leaflet Newsletter

April 15, 2019 8:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Spring 2019 Leaflet Newsletter

Leaflet Spring 2019 – Healthy People, Healthy Fauna, Healthy Flora, Healthy Forest   From the Executive Director of Fontenelle Forest, Merica Whitehall Fontenelle Forest has been a community treasure since before it received its name more than 100 years ago. More than just protecting the land, Fontenelle Forest actively engages...


First Leaflet of 2018 is out! Read it here.

January 17, 2019 7:29 pm Published by Comments Off on First Leaflet of 2018 is out! Read it here.

Leaflet Winter 2019 – Deepening and Strengthening Community Roots   From the Executive Director of Fontenelle Forest, Merica Whitehall 2018 was a year of new and deepened relationships in our community. As I reflect on 2018, the path that we set out on promises to lead Fontenelle Forest’s service to...


Erosion Control at Fontenelle Forest

November 8, 2018 5:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Erosion Control at Fontenelle Forest

Due to years of storm runoff, Coffin Springs Hollow in Fontenelle Forest had eroded into a five-hundred-foot-long gully. Soil repeatedly washed from the area into the nearby stream and was thus threatening the health of our Great Marsh ecosystem. With help from our partners and supporters, Fontenelle Forest successfully completed...


The Final 2018 Leaflet is out!

October 26, 2018 3:53 pm Published by Comments Off on The Final 2018 Leaflet is out!

In this issue you will find stories about the hard work of our volunteers, information about upcoming programs and events, a look back at all we accomplished over the summer, and a story about Fisher, the Bald Eagle who has moved into our Raptor Woodland Refuge. Read below for a...


Nebraska Phase People through the Work of Robert Gilder

October 23, 2018 4:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Nebraska Phase People through the Work of Robert Gilder

Have you ever had someone say to you, “Where is home?” Your response might be the naming of a city or state which is a combination of houses, stores, streets, schools, churches, etc., that provide the structure and fabric of life for those of us who live here along the...


Fontenelle Forest transforms into Hogwarts this November 9 & 10

October 15, 2018 12:11 am Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest transforms into Hogwarts this November 9 & 10

A Night at the Forbidden Forest November 9, 6-9 p.m., 21+ only Unleash your inner child and immerse yourself in the magic of Fontenelle Forest! Journey out into our forbidden forest to hunt for Horcruxes, or take your O.W.L.s via our Pub Quiz designed to challenge even the most knowledgeable...


Winter Break Camps return to Fontenelle Forest!

October 11, 2018 5:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Winter Break Camps return to Fontenelle Forest!

Join us this winter to experience Fontenelle Forest on and off trails. During camp, we’ll be outdoors hiking, exploring, discovering, and inside playing games, making crafts, and so much more. Dress for the weather Please make sure your camper bring a hearty lunch, we will provide a nutritious snack Be...


Archaeology Lecture Series Announced

August 30, 2018 10:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Archaeology Lecture Series Announced

On display through December, 2018, these artifacts have not been seen since they were unearthed here nearly 100 years ago. See upcoming lectures and programs about the life of Nebraska Phase Culture and learn more about the archaeologist Robert Gilder. All programs are free for members unless otherwise specified. September...


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