TRAILS CLOSED DEC. 5-8: All Fontenelle Forest trails and the Raptor Woodland Refuge will be CLOSED from Mon., Dec. 5 through Thurs., Dec. 8, for our annual managed deer hunt. The Nature Center and Neale Woods will remain open.

TRAILS CLOSED DEC. 5-8: All Fontenelle Forest trails and the Raptor Woodland Refuge will be CLOSED from Mon., Dec. 5 through Thurs., Dec. 8, for our annual managed deer hunt. The Nature Center and Neale Woods will remain open.

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Save the Oaks: Another Tool in the Toolbox

As you hike on the trails at Fontenelle Forest or Neale Woods, you may have noticed that there are some work areas in the forest that are rather dramatic, such as where we used chainsaws to remove large trees to create immediate openings in the canopy. Or, if you have…

Raptor Woodland Refuge is now open!

Are you ready to explore Raptor Woodland Refuge? Our latest addition to the Nature Center provides a great opportunity to observe many species of birds of prey in a unique outdoor setting. Observe a raptor, learn more about Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery, and traverse our suspended walkways high above the…

Forest Facts: Periodical Cicadas

It’s hard to believe that one year ago we were scanning the forest for the telltale signs of Brood IV or the Kansan Brood of the 17 year Periodical Cicada emergence. We looked for the first dime sized shaped holes which would herald the beginning of one of nature’s most…

Conservation Corner: Insect, Bird, and Plant Surveys Oh My!

Hello summer! June was monitoring season here at Fontenelle Forest, where field experts delved into the landscape to survey insects, plants, and birds, building a baseline of information to build upon our existing knowledge. Our goal was to document the impacts of conducting restoration activities on our unique landscape. Last…

Field Notes: July 2016

Hello Everyone! It’s been three weeks since I relocated back home to the Metro area and two weeks since I started working as the executive director at the Forest. Not much time has passed but the experience I’ve had here so far has been rich and invigorating. My time thus…

Nature’s Engineers Camp

It’s summer at Fontenelle Forest and that means it’s time again for our Nature Discovery Summer Day Camps! Nature’s Engineers Camp was held from June 13th through the 17th at Camp Brewster for our Explorers, children ages 9 – 12. The campers had such a wonderful time, they wanted to…

Canoe the Great Marsh

f you are looking for an adventure this summer, I can guarantee you will find it while canoeing the Great Marsh of Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands. I didn’t know what to expect when I started the program last year. I didn’t even know if people would be able to find the…

Save the Oaks during Omaha Gives!

Support Fontenelle Forest with a donation as small as $10 during Omaha Gives! Fontenelle Forest is proud to once again participate in Omaha Gives! – a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. This year’s online giving holiday will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from midnight…

#savetheoaks: Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy

The six Fontenelle prescribed fire specialists attended the Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy the first week of April 2016 at Fort Robinson State Park. We gained new perspectives and enhanced our support network across Nebraska. This is the second year that the Fontenelle crew has attended a wildland fire academy; last…

From the Leaflet – May & June 2016

May and June bring a lot of excitement and warmer temperatures to Fontenelle Forest. May is peak migration season and a great time to see many unique species of birds and other wildlife. Check our Nature Notes page for updates on sightings, including our annual warbler species watch. Click here…

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