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Morels - popping up everywhere.

gmacgmac Posts: 1,787
Took the dog out and these are busting out in my flower bed. Picked a few, left a few to get a bit bigger. Guess I will go for a walk in the woods this weekend. 

Guess I should feel lucky to be able to pick morels within 10 feet of my front door. Just another perk of living in Canada I guess :)
Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,038
    OH MAN - I am so jealous! So far we have had such a weird Spring and I haven't found a single one from my usual hunting grounds!

    There used to be an egger posting here who lived less than 1/8th mile from me who said "those damn things kept popping up all over his yard and flower beds" until he had a lawn service come in and spray weed killer and then he was never bothered with them anymore... :o :open_mouth: :open_mouth: :open_mouth:
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 1,772
    Slow going for them in Indiana. Need rain bad
    Two large BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, FlameBoss 300
    Follow me on Instagram @ hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,457
    What a gift. Walk the woods for sure. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • SammiSammi Posts: 496
    @gmac Nice find. I see your a little south of me but warmer weather will get here sometime. Can you school me on what conditions to look for when sroom hunting?
    Sudbury, Ontario
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,218
    Love those things.....glad for you.  We hike and collect them, and cook them for backpacking meals.....with pasta. Great eats...
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,787
    Sammi said:
    @gmac Nice find. I see your a little south of me but warmer weather will get here sometime. Can you school me on what conditions to look for when sroom hunting?
    I wish I could but I’m fairly new to it too.  I’ve read for morels soil temps in the 10C (50F) range, decent rains and they like dead elm, hickory or ash trees. We have lots of dead ash so that’s what I’m gonna check out. 

    I only look for morels because the don’t look like any other mushroom except one, the false morel which is poisonous but morels are hollow and false models aren’t so that’s a pretty easy identifier. Otherwise I steer clear of wild ones because I don’t know them well enough.  
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,218
    They also love areas of recent forest fires. That is where we find these things, almost the size of your hand. We found ours around a sycamore stand of trees.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • SammiSammi Posts: 496
    Thanks @gmac and @YukonRon. Northern Ontario doesn't offer much in the trees you've mentioned but they are here somewhere. My dad was a sroom hound and i always relied on his skills to find them, should have paid more attention.....

    Sudbury, Ontario
  • Deadbird80Deadbird80 Posts: 5
    We had plenty of rain here in southern Kentucky but it jumped hot too fast. Not a good year for them here
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 809
    Checked all of my spots yesterday. Nothing. I will look again tomorrow. We had some rain overnight 
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,218
    We had plenty of rain here in southern Kentucky but it jumped hot too fast. Not a good year for them here
    @Deadbird80 Where in southern Kentucky?
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Deadbird80Deadbird80 Posts: 5
    YukonRon said:
    We had plenty of rain here in southern Kentucky but it jumped hot too fast. Not a good year for them here
    @Deadbird80 Where in southern Kentucky?
    Simpson County 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,218
    @Deadbird80
    Be sure to let me know the next time you are in Louisville. Stop by and say hello.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,783
    Nice find right there.  This will be the second year in a row here that mushroom hunting has yielded a big fat 0.
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,978
    nice score,  i find them in the yard every few years but get mostly the false ones.  pretty sure they came from a bag of mulch i put down years ago
  • posterposter Posts: 541
    edited May 15
    Found this Should you be concerned about eating true morels? True morels are normally edible but if a large amount is eaten, or they are undercooked or eaten raw or eaten with alcoholic beverages, one may become ill. One can become sensitized to the mushroom over time; you might have eaten them without problems in the past, but now they make you ill. There is no warning that your body has changed its response to the morel.
    But on the other hand I once became ill without eating anything and drinking alcoholic beverages
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 386
    That’s my county sheriff’s office, hard at work...  I guess I better not post a pic of the dozens of ‘shrooms growing out of my mulch right now...
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,787
    I just found two huge yellow morels that I didn’t see in the grass and ran over with the lawn mower. So unhappy...
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 292
    We have done alright this year probably around 80.  We get permission from the land owner to hunt his woods, lately there have been some poachers leaving cigarette butts... I would be surprised if they had tracked the fellow down and asked permission to be back there.
  • smokeybreezesmokeybreeze Posts: 206
    Yum. Morels sauteed in butter are heavenly. Enjoy!
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,255
    It's on and poppin' in the ol' corn patch. (IA/IL)


    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • gamasongamason Posts: 333
    My MIL just moved from the QC last week to our home in Ga, and just last night she was asking me where she could find her Morels around here. No place I know of right off hand, but I tried them once and for me, didn't see the big deal. Actually pretty bad, IMHO. Guess I'm not a shroom' aficionado like others are!

    Snellville,Ga.

    LBGE

    Minimax

  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 556
    You are lucky.  Enjoy!
    Weber Kettle, Weber Genesis Silver B, Medium Egg, KJ Classic (Black)
  • HntnhrdHntnhrd Posts: 698
    I like to take the larger ones and quickly sauté in butter. Slice them open and stuff with a mixture of ricotta cheese, sausage ( preferably homemade elk sausage) crab meat and green onion. Top with Havarti cheese and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.

    we find them here in Montana the year after a forest fire in lodge pole pine, or Douglas fir forest. Last year we had some huge fires and this summer should be a good one. 
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