Memorial Day Hours: The Nature Center will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Hours: The Nature Center will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday, May 27


Save the Date

Feather Our Nest

Thursday, September 26, 2024

6:00 to 9:00 PM


Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue

Adults only, please

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Please join us in honoring lifelong educational ambassadors:

Catalyst Award: Andy Saunders 

Chief Naturalist of Fontenelle Forest 1975-1985

Andy was instrumental in creating the volunteer Teacher Naturalist program at Fontenelle Forest and has served as an inspiration for countless citizen scientists over the decades. His drawings were a staple in Forest newsletters and educational manuals during his tenure – and are featured throughout this page.

Citizen Scientist Award: Nature Search Team

Roland Barth, in memoriam – represented by Ingrid Barth, Neal Ratzlaff, Phil Swanson, Loren and Babs Padelford, Eric Scholar

Nature Search is a portal to all plants, animals and fungi photographed within Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods Nature Reserve. The Nature Search Team is a volunteer-led group of curious amateur naturalists who were inspired by Andy Saunders and Fontenelle Forest to share their love of nature with others.


Purchase a Ticket or Make a Gift

Individual tickets are $150

Your purchase or donation supports Fontenelle Forest and its mission

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or call 402-731-3140 

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donation in lieu of attendance



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Enjoy Elevated Experiences


Enjoy meeting raptors and critters ambassadors up close

Cocktails and seasonal offerings by Heirloom Fine Foods


 Bid on handcrafted items, unique experiences and more

Learn about conservation and education efforts from staff


Business Casual Attire
Complimentary Valet Parking Provided



See Photos from Last Year’s event

Feather Our Nest 2023


Fontenelle Forest is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit.

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