WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.
WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.

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Ten Native Blooms in June

article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest Wildflower diversity sees a subtle change in the early summer depending on the type of habitat. In the far east of Nebraska, June marks a slowdown in the number of new species blooming in wetlands and woodlands, but a…

Wild Native Plants of Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods in May

article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods both have vast regions of rich habitats ranging from oak uplands, prairies and floodplains. Different wildflowers emerge and bloom throughout the spring, summer and fall. Restoration efforts have increased the species diversity and richness….

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…

Maintaining Fontenelle Forest’s Trails

by Reece Myers, Chief Ranger of Neale Woods Our trails are here for members and guests to enjoy, but often people do not realize how much work goes into maintaining them for public use. Trail maintenance is something that is often not given much thought unless one understands the theory…

Exploring Tech through Nature: Do Space at Fontenelle Forest

This year, the Forest embarked on a new and exciting partnership with Do Space in an effort to inspire kids to love both tech and nature.Similar to Fontenelle Forest, a large part of Do Space’s mission is to provide equitable access to STEM programming for children in the local community. For…

Best of Omaha 2022

We are very excited to announce that Fontenelle Forest was voted Best of Omaha – Children’s Attraction for the fourth year in a row! There are only three winners in this category out of the entire Omaha metro and we are humbled to be in the company of the Henry…

Fontenelle Forest Managed Deer Hunt

ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 6-9 (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…

2021 Nebraska Tourism Industry Awards

Fontenelle Forest Presented Outstanding Ecotourism Entity Award We’re honored to be the recipient of the Outstanding Ecotourism Entity Award at this year’s annual Nebraska Tourism Industry Awards. This award is given to exceptional organizations that include bird and wildlife watching facilities, nonprofit groups, and nature tourism related businesses that have…

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