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“Lizs' fungus reminded me! The morels will be popping soon! Who else looks for 'em?”
“I do. I love those things. The only problem is they grow in posion ivy patches. As soon as the Lilac bushes start to bud out they will be popping up in our area.”
Here is a very handy link:
Lots of good info if you check out the message boards in your area.”
“Thanks for the link, NC.”
“thats a pretty neat link.”
“Hope it helps you all find some!
Warm weather here for next week (allegedly) so they should be poppin'.”
“I've got a really good damp woody area where I have always had success finding shrooms. I smokeed my mycology classmates with my collection during our spring semester class a few years back.”
“My wife is from Indiana and still talks about hunting for them. Last year our daughter brought her some from a street market...that was a big hit.”
“Morels can be few and far between out here is Socal, but we had a record chanterelle season during December/January.
Here's a 1-day, 60 lb. haul:
Yes, I'm sick of chanterelles right now....”
“SB, I am so dang jealous! Those look great!”
“I could hardly believe my eyes...I was carrying some gear out to my shed when I dropped something. I reached down to pick it up and saw this beauty:
and right behind it was another:
I spent years looking for morels around here and only once did I find any and now that I can no longer eat them I find them growing 20 feet from my front door...someone has a perverse sense of humor.
And yes, they ARE morels...hollow stems and all...I peeked into the hole at the top of the big one...strange to find them in June...”
“actually, those are subterranian aboveterraninan wrinkled grandpa rear deathcaps. deadly to all people except those who have never eaten pasta in their life....which just so happens i havent..ill gladly dispose of them for ya.....LOL”
“I found these in Indiana recently...yum, yum....
“mata, if you haven't already eaten them, put them in a mesh bag and shake the bag around wooded areas on your property...mushrooms reproduce by spores...this will release the spores and hopefully you'll have more mushrooms”
“My parents have one morel that grows every year in the middle of their suburban yard. This year a squirrel stole it. Made my dad mad enough he set up his live trap, baited for squirrel.”
“OK...I went out today and could hardly miss these...they are HUGE and I swear they weren't there yesterday...
I wonder what is going on? I had a friend who lives a couple miles from here ask me what was growing in his yard and yep, it was a morel...they are showing up in places where they have never been seen...Bill has lived here 25 years and they have never been here before this year as far as he knows...so weird...”
I took it in and weighed it...even older and dried out it weighs in at over 1/2 pound...plus, there is another right next to it not much smaller and I found a youngster growing under this one...I have been walking around the yard shaking morels...and yes, these ARE morels...they are hollow all the way to the ground...aren't they AWESOME!”
“What on earth did your doctor give you to smoke?”
“Found some already this year and with all this rain I think there'll be more to come”
“"Found some already this year"
As usual I miss read this and thought is said MORALS...and I am thinking "that is nice Strat founds some morals this year...!
Sorry...have to giggle at myself!”
“haven't been out yet, hopefully this weekend...saw tons of people out last weekend...saw a guy with a huge walmart bag full...the wife wouldn't let me stop the car to tell him to use a mesh bag instead”
“Crazy-G, I actually did stop eating my boogers for Lent....does that count?
Good luck T-hiker! Gotta use the mesh, fo sho”
“shrooms reproduce via spores...if you stick them in a plastic or other non-porous bag it doesn't allow those spores to spread...if you use a mesh bag it helps repopulate the shrooms”
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