I haven't been there since I was a kid. It's too bad that they just aren't getting the funds. The house that someone used to live in that was their nature center is under construction. It's been under construction for 2 years. It looks as though no one has touched it.
I found this information here:
Neale Woods was begun with a donation of 120 acres of land by Edith Neale in 1971. Neale's father had homesteaded the land in the mid-1800s. An additional 60 acres of contiguous land was given by Carl Jonas, whose father had been one of the founding members of Fontenelle Forest. After his death, a bequest from Jonas' estate made possible the purchase of 112 acres of additional land. Of that amount, 25 acres were cleared and designated as prairies, planted in a way thought to be representative of the land in the mid-1800s. Jonas' former home now serves as the Neale Woods Nature Center.
Part of the Omaha sky line.
I think all their funds go into Fontenelle Forest, and not into Neale Woods.
We still had fun hiking around. We hiked down Jonas Trail and more.
I get fascinated by the simple things like moss growing on an old log.
This tree was interesting.
This isn't the house of Edith Neale thank goodness. It is an old barn that was left uncared-for.