It has been a wet fall season and that has is one reason for the lack of foliage color this season. Jeanine Lackey is the director of research and stewardship at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue and says be patient, it will come.
Lackey says, “The burdock trees are actually starting to turn now. The red oak trees usually start to turn color a little bit later. If we have more hard frosts at night, that helps with the fall colors. I would maybe give it another week before we start to see the really sharp colors.”
Lackey says the best spots to see the fall colors are in eastern Nebraska because trees are sparse in the western part of the state. She recommends Fontenelle Forest, Arbor Lodge in Nebraska City and state parks along the river.