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Morel Mushrooms

My husband and I found nearly 300 already!! (well actually i should just say my husband found them...i only found 11 of them LOL)


The morel mushroom season varys in time span across various regions of the United States. Typically it arrives in the spring months beginning late March and may run on into early June. Seasons will typically last three to four weeks from start to finish, although this can vary depending on the cooperation of Mother Nature. Many variables such as ground temperature and rain levels dictate the growing cycle and how bountiful the crop. There have been many studies as to how, where and why the morels make their grand appearance in certain conditions and not others. Most mushroom hunters will present all kinds of "SWATS" (Scientific Wild Ass Theories) on how, where and when to find them. Almost every mushroom hunter will have a few "SWATS" of their own, some with merit, while others are just that....theories. Typically they are found in moist areas (not wet or marshy) around dying or dead Elm trees. Sycamore, Ash, and old apple orchards are also common types of trees in which morel hunters will seek out in search of the morels. You may even find them growing in your own backyard or flower bed.

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Taken on May 6, 2006