I went out Sunday to a spot that produces every year and it was like walking on a desert. No fungus of any kind was visible. We need rain now, the temps Sunday and today, Monday, are warm enough to get them to start showing up. Unfortunate forecast for Johnson County this whole week looks sunny & dry. Still ok because I tend to do the best around April 20th every year which leaves two weeks for some rain.
Last week a friend told me he'd found some tiny greys in central Kansas. A couple of days ago, another friend said that he'd found a few average size yellows in Lawrence. I was going to hold off on any hunting, but that was all I needed to hear!
Went out to a couple spots yesterday near Lawrence. One produces morels all the way from early to late season and I found three tiny, older greys there. A little further away in a spot that is good in the early to mid season, I found two older and larger greys. That's it! The ground was pretty dry and there is almost no chance of rain in the 10-day forecast. Too bad, because temperatures are much better than the last couple years. On the positive side, the woods are barely starting to wake up and there are no poison ivy or may apples to be seen. I only got one tick. So there is time left...
Wait, my mistake! I just noticed that my weather search was using a location in Nebraska that I had been using a few weeks ago. I thought it was set on Lawrence but the good news is, there is supposed to be a strong chance of rain in a week. Obviously that will change but it's still encouraging.
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went out yesterday and got 9 small yellows which were laying atop moss growth outside Lawrence off of 15th st. towards Eudora. Going out now to see if Northwest Lawrence buy the Clinton Lake Wildlife Reserve has any up yet. Pictures to follow...
My daughter and I went out this morning between Lawrence and Baldwin found a nice patch of older smaller mixed grey and yellows about a pound in all. We need more sun and rain and less wind. In my opinion we are about one week away from our main season. Just be patient. But they are here so that's reassuring. Can anyone teach me how to put pictures on here. I have an iPhone.
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I went out a couple of days ago not expecting to find much, but since we had a light rain a week ago, I thought it could have pushed a few morels out of the ground. I was looking around river/creek areas near Lawrence, and in one spot there was a giant, solitary yellow that was halfway dried out. About 5 minutes away was another spot with about 10 medium to large sized yellows, all fairly dry too.
They want to come out, and the temperatures are perfect, but the ground is bone dry. I think there is still at least a week left in the season and could easily be more. The poison ivy is just starting to pop up in a few spots and the underegrowth in the woods is still very light.
I'm new to morels and found 2 nice yellows yesterday. Any tips on cleaning them? They had a lot of really tiny bugs on them. I soaked them in salt water and that seemed to help with the bugs, but now they're just really wet and don't look very nice.
Found some monsters in the Milford res this last weekend turkey hunting. About 13 in all. This spot always produces for some reason even when others don't. I have about 10 other areas I check when hunting and there wasn't a thing.
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