2019 MD. MOREL SEASON

Discussion in 'Maryland' started by redfred, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. StoobyTurlock

    StoobyTurlock Morel Enthusiast

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    went out today near Ellicott city. Big poplar forest. hoped to find some blacks. nothing. fiddleheads just poppin up. figured the rain might pop em up
     
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  2. Inthewild

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    WTF was I thinking when I was making my Avatar, I should have named myself: Clueless!
     
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  3. gerbilrancher

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    Conditions are good, will be checking in low Fred Co today but not hopeful since no one found signs yesterday!
     
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  4. Kbshroom

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    Been checking spots regularly. Everything seems to be up except the mushrooms. Just keep looking hopefully they will eventually cooperate.
     
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  5. redfred

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    It is amazing how loud the little things can be. I think it's only the males that sound off but I guess that info is way to late...
     
  6. Kbshroom

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    Went out checked 2 early spots for black ones. Ended up finding a few I believe were false morels. I have never found any. Here's a couple pics
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  7. Kbshroom

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    FINALLY ON THE BOARD!!!!!! Managed to find 8 black ones. I left one tiny one behind. Also found a half free which is the bottom left pic. Not a bad stroll today.
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  8. redfred

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    They look false to me stem should be white and they get soft and mushy fast..
     
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  10. redfred

    redfred Morel Connoisseur

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    Is it more fun to find your first false or the real deal... I think I know the answer... Congratulations you just won 50,000 bonus points for the first post.. Spend them wisely... good luck...
     
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  11. Kbshroom

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    I was excited to find both. But my stomach will be happier with the real deal lol
     
  12. gerbilrancher

    gerbilrancher Morel Enthusiast

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    Could you share which county?
     
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  13. Kbshroom

    Kbshroom Morel Connoisseur

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    Frederick County
     
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  14. spanky72

    spanky72 Morel Enthusiast

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    Can you now share what road:)
     
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  15. gerbilrancher

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    In Baltimore County today, big poplar forest with mixed beech and walnut, nothing yet. Skunk cabbage was fully grown. Lots of ground cover already in one of the spots. My only worry is that I was too late and was beat to the chase!
     
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  16. Kbshroom

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    Get right back to you on that..... lol
     
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  17. Kbshroom

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    That's always a possibility. Just gotta stay positive they will show up. Good luck!
     
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  18. redfred

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    You are not to late ....I was in Baltimore co. today and nothing but a false....I seem to remember your in Fred. Co. If you want to find early blacks you are better off in Fred. Co. Think PH look for limestone or more alkaline soil.... I guess you got your trees down that helps... The skunk cabbage helps for moisture but it comes no matter what . Look for fiddle heads and mayapple as a better ground temp. Indicator.. Yes check all ground cover to see what is warming up first. If you are seeing it then you are feeling it ... I know you will find morels ... I still think it helps to look at every picture of a morel you can to burn that image into your brain so no matter how they try and hide you will see them. Good luck to you and all........
     
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  19. gerbilrancher

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    So helpful. I was definitely seeing lots and lots of mayapples but no fiddleheads. As I live in Frederick Co but go to school in Baltimore, the soil is definitely different. I did notice that. It's a little more chunky. I'm still very hopeful!
     
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  20. redfred

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    Well I’m in the middle in Carroll... It’s still early and I have never found a black morel near me .. So in your travels Fred.co. for the early blacks and every county in between for the others.. No one sitting on the sofa at home ever found any.... good luck
     
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