From the Leaflet – May & June 2016

May and June bring a lot of excitement and warmer temperatures to Fontenelle Forest. May is peak migration season and a great time to see many unique species of birds and other wildlife. Check our Nature Notes page for updates on sightings, including our annual warbler species watch.

Click here to view the May / June issue of the Leaflet.

Featured event

Omaha Gives!
Wednesday, May 25 from midnight to midnight
Omaha Gives! is Wednesday, May 25th! Schedule your donation for the big day now by clicking here. Our members play an essential role in everything that we do. In 2015, Fontenelle Forest provided environmental education opportunities for over 40,000 school children, rescued over 500 raptors throughout the state, began an important plan to restore our centuries-old oak savannas, and provided an opportunity to visit the quiet wild to over 100,000 people. Help us make 2016 (and beyond) even better!

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BioBlitz 2016
Saturday, June 4 from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Nature Center
Come help us identify the living organisms that make up Fontenelle Forest.  The BioBlitz is a citizen science project which provides an opportunity for those interested in learning more about what lives in Fontenelle Forest to team up with experts as they identify the organisms that call the Forest home.  Visit fontenelleforest.org the week of the event for more information!

 

Programs requiring registration

Home School Science Discoveries: Beginning Botany
Monday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Camp Brewster (or)
Monday, May 16 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Camp Brewster
For May, Home School Science Discoveries will learn how plants reproduce.  After dissecting a lily,  we’ll visit the prairie to watch pollinators.  Then the students will be challenged to hunt for plants that reproduce without making seeds.   Snack is included. This program is limited to 12 students ages 5 – 11 and registration is required. There is a $5.00 materials fee per student. Morning session: Click here to register / Afternoon session: Click here to register.

Home School Science Discoveries: A Bug’s Life
Monday, June 13 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Nature Center (or)
Monday, June 13 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Nature Center
Join us on a quest to survey the insect life under logs, in the air, water and trees at Fontenelle Forest. Meet some special insects up close, make insect models, and enjoy a buggy snack.  Snack is included. This program is limited to 12 students ages 5 – 11 and registration is required. There is a $5.00 materials fee per student. Morning session: Click here to register / Afternoon session: Click here to register.

Returning to Nature: Part 1
Friday, June 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Nature Center
Join us for an evening with David Muska of Ondatra Adventures. This presentation will introduce the tools and information necessary to creating meaning relationships with nature as individuals, families and community members. Join us on March 26th for the Community Workshop as well! Registration is required and all ages are welcome. This program is free for members or with daily admission. Click here to register.

Returning to Nature: Part 2 (Workshop)
Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Nature Center
This day of exploration will provide opportunities to put into practice the skills and tools presented at last night’s presentation. Bring a lunch and a sense of adventure as we head out into the Forest to uncover the tales of the natural world.  Registration is required and all ages are welcome. This workshop is $5 for members or $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Canoe the Great Marsh

Have you ever wanted to see Fontenelle Forest in a totally different way? Join us in the wetlands as we explore the great marsh and its amazing array of wildlife! From Beavers to Owls and everything in between, this program is great for both beginners and experienced canoers! For ages 10 & up. Cost: $5 for members / $12 for non-members. Registration is required.

Dates:
Wednesday, June 1 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. – Click here to register.
Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. – Click here to register.
Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. – Click here to register.
Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. – Click here to register.
Saturday, June 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. – Click here to register.
Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. – Click here to register.
Wednesday, June 29 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. – Click here to register.

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