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Holiday Season: Thankful for the Beauty of Nature

It’s the holiday season and I’m thankful for the beauty of nature in Nebraska.

I am thankful for the sky.

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I am thankful for the breathtaking views of the landscape.

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I am thankful for the diversity of habitat.

Grasslands.

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Wetlands.

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Woodlands.

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Water.

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And, yes, even cropland.

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I am thankful for all free-ranging, living creatures.

Large.

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Medium.

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And, small.

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I am thankful for being allowed to harvest nature’s bounty.

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I am thankful for being given the role to become an active participant in the cycle of nature, the cycle of life for the betterment of the resource.

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I am thankful for the awestruck feeling of experiencing dawn.

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And, dusk.

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Have a wonderful holiday season and ask yourself: What are you thankful for in nature? Chances are, you won’t have to look too far!

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About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media sites, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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