Floodplain Trail Closure: Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands and Mink Trail at Neale Woods are closed due to flooding.

Floodplain Trail Closure: Fontenelle Forest’s Wetlands and Mink Trail at Neale Woods are closed due to flooding.

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Monarch Tagging: Community Science Day

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Are you passionate about conservation? Does community science pique your interest? Do you enjoy spending time on the prairie? This might be the program for you!

Many folks are familiar with the beautiful monarch butterfly, but how much do you really know about them? Migratory monarch butterflies, the subspecies we are used to seeing in the US, were officially listed as an endangered species last year – here’s what you can do to help! Join us for a morning of butterfly tagging at the Neale Woods prairie, where you will learn how to get involved in national conservation efforts. Naturalist educators will explain the background of the Monarch Watch tagging project and show participants how to safely catch and tag butterflies. Participants can take a set of tags home after the program to continue protecting these iconic butterflies in their own communities!

This program is geared toward adults and families with science-minded children (older elementary and over) due to the upper-level concepts and activities we will be engaging with. We will be catching and releasing live monarch butterflies during this program. Parents and guardians are responsible for any children in their care.

DATES: September 14
TIME: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Neale Woods Nature Reserve
PROGRAM FEE: $15 for members; $20 for non-members. MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.

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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. 
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September 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Neale Woods
14323 Edith Marie Ave
Omaha, NE 68112 United States
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