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March 2020

Sunday Trekking

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for Sunday Trekking at the Forest! We will hike 2-4 miles on different trails each week, and explore the forest during the winter months. Hikes will be more advanced and traverse hilly terrain. We encourage you to bring snow shoes on snowy days! Remember to dress for the weather and bring water. (ages 18+) This program is free for members or with daily admission. Participants must preregister. REGISTER HERE!

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Land Stewardship Volunteer Work Day

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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The volunteer Land Stewardship crew meets on selected Saturdays mornings to work on various projects. Lunch and camaraderie are provided! Anyone is welcome to join, even if it's just one time. Bring the family and get some hard work done with us. Interested in joining our volunteer Land Stewardship crew? Sign up below, contact mfoss@fontenelleforest.org, or give us a call 402-731-3140 with any questions. Projects, start time, and location will be announced via email 1 week prior to work day.…

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Eagle Day!

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, March 21, for a special day to celebrate the eagles! Eagles are the emblem of the United States, representing strength and freedom. Enjoy eagle-themed crafts and snacks. Go on a scavenger hunt through the Raptor Woodland Refuge! An educational eagle will be in the Nature Center for visitors to meet and photograph. Join us for a viewing of FRAGMENTS - a short film about the dangers of lead poisoning in eagles created by Alex Wiles in partnership…

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Turkey Trek

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Discover the fascinating world of turkeys on a spring trek through the forest! During this family friendly program a naturalist will guide participants in search of busy gobblers preparing for the spring mating season. Participants will learn about the interesting behaviors and characteristics of turkeys on their journey, and come away with a new appreciation for our feathered friends. This program is free for members or with daily admission. Participants must preregister. 8913.blackbaudhosting.com/8913/Turkey-Trek

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Night Hike

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Night Hike: Join us on a 2-3 mile night hike at Fontenelle Forest. We will be watching for animal activity as sunlight disappears, and discussing the nocturnal life of the forest. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. This is a more advanced hike. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and water. This program is free for members or with daily admission. Participants must preregister. (ages 13+) Register Here!

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Spring Migration Bird Walk

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for a walk in the forest as we search for birds during spring migration. Bring your binoculars to get an up close look at birds resting and foraging before continuing their journey North. Dress for the weather and bring water. This program is free for members or with daily admission. Participants must preregister. 8913.blackbaudhosting.com/8913/Spring-Migration-Bird-Walk

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Sunday Trekking

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for Sunday Trekking at the Forest! We will hike 2-4 miles on different trails each week, and explore the forest during the winter months. Hikes will be more advanced and traverse hilly terrain. We encourage you to bring snow shoes on snowy days! Remember to dress for the weather and bring water. (ages 18+) This program is free for members or with daily admission. Participants must preregister. REGISTER HERE!

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Hiking for Seniors

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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For seniors, walking offers numerous health benefits. One of the more enjoyable ways to walk is to hike in the forest. Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for our senior hike. Each hike will be 1-2 miles with some hills, and at a pace that accommodates all participants. Beginner and experienced hikers are all welcome. Some hiking poles will be provided. Dress for the weather and bring water. This program is free for members or with daily…

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Dirt Time

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to interpret clues left behind by forest animals? This is your chance! Join us on the trails as we learn about animal tracks and scat. All participants will receive a free animal track guide to use during and after the program.  Dress for the weather and bring water. We will be spending part of the program looking at tracks in the mud, so please bring gloves and wear clothes and shoes you don’t…

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Enchanted Forest

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Dress up in your favorite enchanted costume and join us for crafts and activities to spark the imagination, and bring out your inner child. Visit the Mystical Marketplace to trade tokens for special material to create the perfect fairy house or gnome home. Discover our enchanted forest and meet all the forest fairies, gnomes, and woodland creatures that call Fontenelle Forest home. Storytime will be provided by Omaha Children's Museum. **NEW this year: Kerfuffle theater troop (https://www.kerfuffletvy.com/) will set up…

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Sunday Trekking

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Join us for Sunday Trekking at the Forest! We will hike 2-4 miles on different trails each week, and explore the forest during the winter months. Hikes will be more advanced and traverse hilly terrain. We encourage you to bring snow shoes on snowy days! Remember to dress for the weather and bring water. (ages 18+) This program is free for members or with daily admission. Participants must preregister. REGISTER HERE!

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April 2020

Baright Gallery Community Art Series poster

(Postponed) Baright Gallery Art Series Exhibit Opening | Community

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Once we have reopened to the public, we will announce a new date and time for this event. Thank you. Fontenelle Forest is proud to feature the Baright Gallery Artist Series, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha. The annual series features a different artist, or group of artists, each quarter. Join us to celebrate the opening of Community, a Baright Gallery artist series exhibit celebrating the artworks of the Fontenelle Forest community. Community is a…

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