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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Tips for safe hiking during prescribed burn season at Fontenelle Forest

article by Matt Miller, Manager of Conservation The fall prescribed fire season is coming soon! Fall burn season typically runs from November to early December. Actual burn dates can fluctuate depending on many factors including weather, wind and leaf conditions. For these reasons it’s impossible to predict exactly what day…

Acorn Acres to Close for Experience Improvement Renovations

  Starting Monday, September 19, Acorn Acres will close for several months while undergoing a major experience improvement upgrade. Click the image or stop by the Nature Center to check out renderings of the reimagined nature-based playscape. The vision for the renovated Acorn Acres is to create an inclusive play…

Nine Native Blooms & Fruits in September

article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest September marks the peak of late summer flora diversity in Eastern Nebraska. A large spike in new blooms from just a few types of plants arrives before the onset of cold weather. Many plants that bloomed earlier in the…

August 2022 Nature Center Closure

When: Monday, August 15 through Monday, August 22 What: The Fontenelle Forest Nature Center will be closed for 12 days in August for major concrete replacements. The Nature Center, Nature Center parking lot, all access to trails from the Nature Center & Main Member Gate entrance will be closed to…

Floodplain Fire Update

Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship While fire has been a part of our landscape for thousands of years, it is not always triggered by nature, or occurring at prescribed times. As a result of a nearby vehicle fire in April, the Gifford Point floodplain, which encompasses the Fontenelle Forest…

2020 Summer Camps

  Just minutes from downtown Omaha, Fontenelle Forest campers experience a wild summer outdoors! At Fontenelle Forest, we believe that today’s children are tomorrow’s stewards. Our camps offer a vital connection with the forests, prairies and wetlands that children often only learn about through books or television. We are excited…

Meet Savannah from Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery

Nebraska TV Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery If assistance is needed, call rescue hotline: 866-888-7261 To find out more information about educational programs, please fill out the form below or contact Denise Lewis at dlewis@fontenelleforest.org / 402-731-3140 x1031. Read More

Outdoor sessions connect yogis with nature, community

OWH As Julie McKeone takes a deep breath, she raises her hands over her head and looks up. She glimpses streaks of sun glinting through the canopy of tree leaves. Butterflies drift by, and so does the occasional bird, although sometimes a little too close for comfort. McKeone, a yoga…

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