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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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

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…

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