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Why are we so Connected to Savannas?

The African savanna, a habitat type defined as open grasslands with scattered stands of trees and dense woods in the low valleys and along waterways, is very similar to the historic and restored oak savannas of Fontenelle Forest. In some studies, researchers found that grassy, tree-dotted savannas apparently prevailed “for…

Happy Trails!

Omaha Gives! – the annual day of community giving – is Wednesday, May 24th. Schedule your donation to Fontenelle Forest today. Click here to make an Omaha Gives! donation now. This year, your supports helps create happy trails! The money raised during Omaha Gives! will be used to renovate and…

We did it!

210 donors helped us exceed our Omaha Gives! goals We received a tidal wave of support during yesterday’s Omaha Gives! from 210 incredible donors. But, it wasn’t just the donors who made a difference, it was the people who shared our posts, who spoke up to friends and family about the…

Watercolor in the Wetlands

Watercolor in the Wetlands takes places on May 13 from 1 to 3 pm. Click here to register. $25 for members / $35 for non-members. Time is to be treasured. If you are interested in Watercolor in the Wetlands, what it really boils down to is time and spending it…

Spring is in the Air

Spring is nearly upon us and the Forest is lively with the chatter of birds and of school children. Our spring programming with Bellevue, OPS and area Archdiocese students is picking up and we are looking forward to a busy season in the Education department. We will welcome thousands of…

On a Saturday

March 18th was a big day for the entire Fontenelle Forest organization. We conducted our largest ever prescribed burn at Neale Woods, released two Rough-legged Hawks in the wetlands, and had a record number of attendees enjoy the Faire Faire festivities. Jeanine Lackey Director of Research and Stewardship On Saturday,…

Meet The Raptors

We’ve launched a new online video series featuring the residents of Raptor Woodland Refuge! You can observe these amazing birds of prey in person at Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Woodland Refuge. The Refuge is home to a dozen different species of raptors in a unique tree-top outdoor environment. Open everyday from…

Confluences: Sculptures and Paintings by Bart Vargas

Fontenelle Forest is excited to welcome to art of Bart Vargas to the Nature Center’s Baright Gallery. The exhibit, entitled Confluences, includes both paintings and sculptural works and will be on display through the end of June. Vargas’ work uses repetition and salvaged materials to  create pieces of art that…

Free Flight

Working closely with the permanent residents at Rehabilitation Center that are entrusted to me has allowed special relationships to emerge with some of these amazing raptors. For these particular birds, my caretaking duties go beyond feeding and cleaning; they enter the avian world of amorous antics. Gavilan – Mississippi Kite…

Afterschool Programs

A question we are often asked here at Fontenelle Forest is, “What do you even DO all winter?” While it is true that many of our outdoor education programs seem to take on that slow freeze with the weather, there are many opportunities that keep us steadily working day by…

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