Looking at the forecast and judging by the current ground temps around the state, looks like the metro area is still about 2 weeks out but we are getting close. <span style="font-size: large"> </span><span style="font-family: 'Comic Sans MS'"> </span><span style="color: blue"> </span>
I agree with that timeline. Very close, but not quite. I found my first baby on May 16th last year, and started picking the following week. I'll start looking in my early spots next weekend depending on the condition over the next 7 days. Keep it moral and fun everyone. Watch for deer ticks and good luck to all!
I heard about the ground temp from some old time Morel hunters. We're talking guys that have been picking Morels since the 70's. I don't like my AVI either. I don't even wear glasses. Check out this website, this is what I use to track the ground temps... http://gis.mda.state.mn.us/csgsoil/
Thanks MM! Think the crop will be small if it stays cold? There will be many but small? Lilacs have buds but still a ways to go! That philosphy has been accurate in the past. Last year was the 18th of may. Maybe by mothers day if it warms up! Moisture shouldn't be a problem looking at the forecast for the week. Wish i was in indy or kansas. O well the will come the always do. Patience. The anticipation is a good thing. Reminds me of waiting for x-mas as a child...Good memories.
Morel Mulisha; Started picken in the 60's not sure about bein an old timer.... Anyhow that was way before the internet,and gov. agencies tellin us the soil temp. we'd learned from the folks to tune into the signs around us in the woods. Here's one of the first bloomers, usually about 3 weeks from then,but the fun part is ya never know for sure.Ya got toget out lot's & then some more tp find em.
to cheer myself up I re hydrated some morels in red Chianti wine dug up some leeks and seared a roast and added morels, leeks, heavy cream, more red wine beef broth salt pepper and garlic. I feel much better now.
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