Midwestern Moments: A Hike & Visions of Autumn in the Prairie Land

A few weeks ago, my best friend came into town to pay her now Midwesterner BFF a little visit. Naturally, we went to the tastiest restaurants and spent lots of time chumming it up. A favorite activity of mine–aside from the two evenings spent singing karaoke–was our trip to Neale Woods. Housed within Neale Woods are seven miles of dirt trails, surrounded by 600 miles of conserved forest and prairie land. Needless to say, it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Visit the Fontonelle Forest website for more information.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the hike:

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 The Entrance to Neale Woods

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  In the background is downtown Omaha

Artists Conk

Artists Conk fungi

Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Woolly Bear Caterpillar

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Common tree algae

Dogwood Tree

Dogwood Tree

Ironwood

Ironwood Tree Seedpods

Western Wheatgrass

Western Wheatgrass

Thistle

Thistle Seeds

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 Beautiful Prairie Fauna

Smooth Sumac

Bird’s Nest Perched on a Smooth Sumac

Canada Wild Rye

Canada Wild Rye

Neale Woods Tree Tops

The Treetops of Neale Woods

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