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Beetles in the Wetlands: Community Science Day

July 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Are you passionate about conservation? Does community science pique your interest? Do you enjoy watching rolling logs and seeing what creatures are underneath? This might be the program for you!

Are you curious about what critters live under logs? What creepy crawlies come out at night? Join us in the Wetlands as we’re joined by entomology enthusiast, Andy! Plan for a night hike on easy terrain as we search for beetles that come out at night in the Wetlands. Once we catch beetles and other insects, we’ll identify and record their data on iNaturalist. Long pants and bug spray are HIGHLY encouraged. We recommend that participants bring their own headlamps; we will have a limited number of flashlights and lanterns available.

This program is geared toward adults and families with science-minded children due to the upper-level concepts and meticulous activities we will be engaging with. Parents and guardians are responsible for any children in their care.

DATE: July 14
TIME: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Wetlands
PROGRAM FEE:  $15 for members and $20 for non-members. MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.




Check out our other community science days!


Beetles in the Wetlands
July 14

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National Moth Week Survey
July 20

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Monarch Tagging
September 14

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Did you know? Fontenelle Forest is a 501c3 private, nonprofit that owns Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, and Neale Woods Nature Reserve in Omaha. We work hard to protect and conserve over 2,100 acres and 24 miles of trails for current and future generations to explore and enjoy. Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.

Daily admission, memberships, program/event registrations and donations directly support Fontenelle Forest’s mission of conservation, education and outdoor recreation. Thank you for your support! 

Call 402-731-3140. 
interested in upcoming events at the Forest? Click Below to see Our full calendar.

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July 14
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Wetlands
695 Camp Gifford Rd
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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