WETLANDS CLOSURES: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. Click here to see current trail closures.
EARLY CLOSURE: The Nature Center will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.
WETLANDS CLOSURES: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. Click here to see current trail closures.
EARLY CLOSURE: The Nature Center will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.

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Nine Native Blooms To Look For in July

article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about wildflowers because this is prime wildflower viewing season! Fostering the growth of native plants (and eradicating non-native species) is an important part of the conservation work done by Fontenelle Forest’s Land Stewardship…

Extended Summer Hours Now In Effect!

Hike longer with our extended summer hours! From Memorial Day to Labor Day summer hours are in effect at Fontenelle Forest. This means you have more time to enjoy all the things you love about the Forest. Whether you’re a member or purchase daily admission, your next trip to the…

Maintaining Fontenelle Forest’s Trails

by Reece Myers, Chief Ranger of Neale Woods Our trails are here for members and guests to enjoy, but often people do not realize how much work goes into maintaining them for public use. Trail maintenance is something that is often not given much thought unless one understands the theory…

Exploring Tech through Nature: Do Space at Fontenelle Forest

This year, the Forest embarked on a new and exciting partnership with Do Space in an effort to inspire kids to love both tech and nature.Similar to Fontenelle Forest, a large part of Do Space’s mission is to provide equitable access to STEM programming for children in the local community. For…

TRAILS CLOSED DECEMBER 7-10 FOR A FOUR-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT

ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 7 – 10 (MON-THURS) FOR A FOUR-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT Monday through Thursday all Fontenelle Forest trails will be closed for a managed deer hunt. There will be NO fob access. The Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Raptor Woodland Refuge will be closed…

National Take a Hike Day is Nov 17

–By Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research What better day to take a hike than on National Take a Hike Day, November 17! At Fontenelle Forest, hiking is an integral part of the experience we offer. With 2,100 acres of land and 24 miles of maintained trails, there…

Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research

Photo above: Ann Hosford, President-elect of the Loveland Garden Club (right) presents a Club Conservation Commendation from The Garden Club of America to Fontenelle Forest Executive Director, Merica Whitehall (left). Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research…

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