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Muskrat at Fontenelle Forest | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Muskrat at Fontenelle Forest | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

White-Tailed Deer in Fontenelle Forest by Alex Wiles

White-Tailed Deer in Fontenelle Forest by Alex Wiles

BEAVER. Beavers play a major role in changing the landscape of our floodplain and streams. By cutting down trees and flooding areas as a result of building dams, they eventually turn floodplain woodlands into open marshy areas, as may be seen between Stream Trail and the railroad tracks in Fontenelle Forest.

BEAVER. Beavers play a major role in changing the landscape of our floodplain and streams. By cutting down trees and flooding areas as a result of building dams, they eventually turn floodplain woodlands into open marshy areas, as may be seen between Stream Trail and the railroad tracks in Fontenelle Forest.

LEAST WEASEL (Mustela nivalis). The least weasel is small enough to be preyed upon by a range of other predators. Least weasel remains have been found in the excrement of red foxes, sables, steppe and forest polecat, stoats, eagle owls and hawks

LEAST WEASEL (Mustela nivalis). The least weasel is small enough to be preyed upon by a range of other predators. Least weasel remains have been found in the excrement of red foxes, sables, steppe and forest polecat, stoats, eagle owls and hawks

Walkaround Bert & Ernie will be appearing at Fontenelle Forest for the Nebraska Science Festival on April 26 & 27. Admission will be free for everyone on both days!

Walkaround Bert & Ernie will be appearing at Fontenelle Forest for the Nebraska Science Festival on April 26 & 27. Admission will be free for everyone on both days!

White-tailed deer survive winter cold by taking advantage of available food supplies and utilizing habitat to reduce the effects of penetrating cold. This doe found shelter from the wind in a small woodland and insulation from the frozen earth on a thick bed of dry leaves. Freedom from disturbance also reduces stress and the need for extra food. #NatureWalk #INHF http://inhfblog.org/2014/02/10/nature-walk-bedded-down/

White-tailed deer survive winter cold by taking advantage of available food supplies and utilizing habitat to reduce the effects of penetrating cold. This doe found shelter from the wind in a small woodland and insulation from the frozen earth on a thick bed of dry leaves. Freedom from disturbance also reduces stress and the need for extra food. #NatureWalk #INHF http://inhfblog.org/2014/02/10/nature-walk-bedded-down/

Raccoon Family  Fontenelle Forest

Raccoon Family Fontenelle Forest

RACCOON / Procyon lotor on Fontenelle Forest Nature Search

RACCOON / Procyon lotor on Fontenelle Forest Nature Search

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