The event was dedicated to the memory of Charlie Hahn, Mushroomist Extrodinaire.
Linda Tynon, pictured on the far left, organized the event with help from Beth of Canfield's Sporting Goods in Omaha, the store that sponsored the event and supplied the $100.00 first prize awarded on Sunday.
And Mark Davis, Omaha World Herald Outdoor Photographer, took part in the event on Sunday and served as a judge for the many awards:
Largest mushroom by weight
Largest mushroom by size/biggest
Best Mushroom Jig (hope you can dance)
Best Tall Tale (accuracy counts)
Sportsmanship – Grand Prize $100
As you can see from the left to the right, the Youngest Hunter enjoyed his prize as did the winners of the Sportsmanship Grand Prize provided by Canfields.
Check out the slide show of the event and a post-awards-ceremony walk along the Trace Trail and into the woods. You should have no problems downloading photographs that appeal to you.
Eight of my bird photographs were awarded as prizes, and I joined the group after the awards ceremony for a walk on the trail and a search for mushrooms.
And while we did not discover any Morel Mushrooms, I enjoyed the walk and did manage to take a photograph of a Rufus-sided Towhee that flitted amidst the branches of a bush along the Trace Trail; these birds possess wonderful red eyes.