Black Morel

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    1. Tgrab. 109 months ago | reply

      Went looking for Morels a few times but could never find any. Any tips?

    2. Boston Wolverine 109 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a crazy-looking mushroom. I love the shapes of morels.

    3. farlane 109 months ago | reply

      tgrabb: I find that morel hunting is 70% location, 20% light and 10% luck. The best "strategy" is to find someone who knows the spots to take you to one. Failing that, old apple orchards are really good. I've also had really good luck with those humps that grown over tree stumps make on hillsides. The light part is going on a day or at a time where you can see variations in color well. I usually try and sit there for a while and just look at leaves. Often, I'll see that first morel.

      The LSJ article I linked to from On the Trail of the Michigan Morel has some good tips.

      BFM: It was like a big old golf ball ... very tasty! I found about 5 that day that were all like that.

    4. Alabaster Snowcrab 109 months ago | reply

      Ooooh morels... yum. My whole life we'd find about 20 of them a year... except once in a while there'd be hundreds.

    5. Infinity Rain 109 months ago | reply

      OMG the memories that just came flooding back!! Thank you!! :)

    6. snapstill studio 108 months ago | reply

      thanks for posting this great morel picture; it inspired me to go on a morel hunt. they are sneaky creatures, but i managed to locate one growing at petoskey state park.

    7. plounsbury 100 months ago | reply

      Down here in Spring Lake we bought a load of mulch from Menards that produced tons of Morels. We tried to make sure they came back but haven't had any luck yet.

    8. farlane 100 months ago | reply

      That's some great mulch! I heard a story about a famous chef who built a house near me and got some dirt hauled in that produced a solid carpet of morels the following spring.

    9. smiles7 98 months ago | reply

      Yes, butter and a bag of these, nice rare steak and I'm in heaven. Excellent.

    10. farlane 96 months ago | reply

      This photo appears on the Leelanau Almanac for the Week of May 3-9, 2007.

      This morel, however, appeared only briefly on my plate before meeting a tragic (but tasty) end.

    11. farlane 48 months ago | reply

      ...also on Morel Season in Leelanau! (with a cool time-lapse of a more growing!)

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