Parking will be limited at the Nature Center to allow for construction equipment and deliveries to be made as Acorn Acres progress continues. Additional parking is available in the north overflow parking lot (1213 Bellevue Blvd. N.).

Parking will be limited at the Nature Center to allow for construction equipment and deliveries to be made as Acorn Acres progress continues. Additional parking is available in the north overflow parking lot (1213 Bellevue Blvd. N.).

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Winter Warriors: How Songbirds and Raptors Survive the Colder Months

article by Ell Kinsey, Raptor Care Specialist Nebraska is known for fluctuating temperatures. From sweaty summer days to the frosty frigid winter, all Nebraska’s inhabitants have learned to adapt—including the feathered ones!  IN THE WILD  For wild birds, there’s little time for rest in the wintertime – this is especially…

A photo of a trail sign at Fontenelle Forest that says Linden, Hackberry and Hawthron.

Navigating Nature: Trails Maintenance, Safety and Preparedness

With over 17 miles of trails at Fontenelle Forest, it’s inevitable that occasionally visitors may have some trouble navigating their way through the Forest.  What our staff didn’t anticipate was a podcast episode dedicated to one visitor’s struggle to find his way back to the Nature Center after venturing well…

2024 Membership and Daily Admission Pricing

  As a community-funded nonprofit organization, the work of Fontenelle Forest is strengthened by the generosity of our donors, members, and volunteers. From restoring threatened ecosystems like oak savanna to educating current and future generations, community support makes our work possible. In addition to philanthropy, Fontenelle Forest relies on membership,…

A picture of a deer staring into the camera.

Stewarding a Healthy Forest and a Healthy Herd

article by Jim Beebe, Chief Ranger at Fontenelle Forest Fontenelle Forest strives to care for our native habitats which includes both plants and animals that live in them. One key animal that plays a role in sculpting the landscape is our largest herbivore, the white-tailed deer. This article looks at…

Picture of a deer in the brush

Fontenelle Forest Managed Deer Hunt

  ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 4-7 (MON-THURS) The Nature Center will remain open. For everyone’s safety please make sure to respect the trail closures during this time.  The only exception will be the trails at Neale Woods Nature Reserve, which will remain open.  Fontenelle Forest has conducted a deer…

The photo of the currently dry Great Marsh. Photo by Fed McCaslin.

Adapting to the Flow: Changes to Fontenelle Forest’s Floodplains

  If you’ve recently hiked the Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands, you likely have noticed several areas that are now completely dry. Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands is just a small section (approximately 700 acres) of a 2,000-acre floodplain along the Missouri River that is constantly changing, especially as it continues to recover from…

Fontenelle Forest Announces New Executive Director: Tyler Irvine

As a 110-year-old private nonprofit, we look forward to charting a new path under new leadership, guided by our long-time mission of inspiring current and future generations to care for the natural world. Fontenelle Forest is excited to announce that Tyler Irvine has been named its new Executive Director.   Irvine…

Back to School: Raptor Style

article by Ell Kinsey, Raptor Care Specialist Next time your kids don’t want to see the doctor, remind them that even Fontenelle Forest’s raptors have to brave their back-to-school physicals. In early August, the raptor team buckled down to give each bird a thorough exam. This article provides a behind-the-scenes…

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