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Rain Dance, Smell of the Morel

I did a rain dance outside in the front yard of my home in the Metcalfe Park Neighborhood of Omaha, NE earlier this morning. Like the outfit (my jammies)? My poor neighbor, Brian, had to witness the rain dance while backing out of his driveway to go to work, sorry about that, Brian.

Photo taken by my 16 year-old Son Noah Wagner under protest.

Hey, precipitation is falling, woo-hoo!


As a nature lover, how could one not think about the benefit of this moisture to the soil and, of course, for morel mushrooms in the woods!


April is almost here and it is the unofficial month of the morel. So, here’s a few more pics to get your blood boiling to pick morels!




Also, don’t forget about the spring outdoor adventure/morel mushroom picking contest coming up at beautiful Indian Cave State Park in southeast Nebraska known as “The Little Ozarks!”



I wonder if my good friend and “Mad Moreller,”‘ Mark Davis, Writer/Photographer for the Omaha World-Herald’s Outdoor Section and Morel Mushroom Hunting Expert, is doing his rain dance? Hmmm…


About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist 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 channels, 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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