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Yeah I don't think you are going to find any morels anytime soon. A general rule is there needs to be 5 consecutive days where the high temp. and the low temp. equals 100 degrees. If you measure the ground temperature it needs to be around 50-60. Good luck and make sure to check out the poplar forests.
 

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yes, it is too soon. I did my own little study in 2013 about high-low.
When to start looking for Morels
IMO, my personal study concluded that you need more than 5 days and a few rains. Also, I do "winter sowing" of my tomato plants and when they sprout, it clues me in on to start looking. In 2013, I discovered they had sprouted almost the same day we found our first morels.
2013 Winter sown tomatoes sprouted
Winter sowing completely uses mother natures timeline of when to germinate seed. Neat.....
 

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I'm here in Charles County and I'm going to give it a go this evening!

First time I've ever hunted for any kind of mushrooms, but I've got my mesh bag, my field guide, my knife, and a location with a ton of old poplars!

Any other tips and/or tricks anyone wants to share?
 

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I am in Frederick Co. and my ramps are up! These warm Temps and rain have been great. I will start scouting for shrooms next week.
 

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I think Sunday there is a real possibility of them poppin' up towards the southern part of Maryland. Keep us posted. I've been going out every day to some fail safe spots in anticipation, but around me I think we still have to have a few more warm days if not another week. But with all of the snow and rain I'm thinking it will be a great year for hunting. Good luck everyone!
 

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I've only found 1 in Calvert County and it was in some mulch that came from who knows where. Is there anyone here that has any luck in southern MD?
 

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Hunter~ That's awesome. Keep the updates coming. Its always exciting to hear of the first mushrooms! For those new to looking, Blacks are going to be the first to come up. Usually we find them up in the mountains but that's not to say they are not in poplar forests... I personally just find them to be more rare than the yellows in the Howard Co. Baltimore Co. area. Have other people found this to be the case?
 

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found three yesterday in western md small no bigger then an inch going again this weekend and i bet i find a good bit temps have been perfect and this rain is the best thing for them,,
 

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Hensley, I hunt HoCo and agree... 95%. I must say I have become partial to the creek bottom golden fatties, and haven't spent much time early up on the hills. I also have some friends that find a considerable number of blacks near the Ashton area.
 

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For the seasoned hunter, when do I look for each type of morel and type of location? Example blacks- now in mountains, grays 1week low lands, big yellows - creek beds -when????? thanks for any info!!!
 

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Out yesterday in Harford County and nothing yet. We foraged some other delicious wild edibles though. Thank you Spring bounty! Seems the warm temps and rain might morels have some up by the weekend. We will be hitting the ground hard this on Sunday! I'm glad we're off to a slow start this season. Hopefully the gradual start of Spring gives us a nice season this year. Good luck everyone!!
 

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found 167 in the past three days in different spots in western Maryland. they are on and poping in full force my way. going again this weekend cant wait. hopefully we get some rain between now and then really need it ground was a little dry today and rain helps push the leaves down makes the shrooms easier to see.... will post what i find.
 
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