2019 Wisconsin Morel Season

Discussion in 'Wisconsin' started by avngal, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. twisted minds

    twisted minds Morel Connoisseur

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    Found after work, still on eastern, northeastern slopes, same public lands just a little farther around hill now. Some were past prime, some real fresh. Get out now, or be prepared to wait another 11 months.
     
  2. gold diggers

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    I believe Morels just don't "pop"; however, 3 days ago when I checked a sweet spot there was nothing. Today (5/29) I picked 3 pounds of morels from the very same location and they were all fresh. I have yet to come across an old one.
     

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  3. gold diggers

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    Beneath the earth lies a "spider web" of tissue called a mycelium. It is interconnected to a living elm host from which it receives newly produced spring sap in exchange for nutrients that it releases from the soil into the living elm's roots. When there is a disruption in this symbiotic and mutual relationship such as a disease like Dutch Elm, the mycelium reacts by shooting up a reproductive structure called a Morel. The mycelium is simply attempting to insure its survival by doing this before the elm is dead. The mystery about this for the morel hunter is trying to find the elm that is in the process of dying; not dead but dying. Today, I found an elm that had some live branches mixed with a few dead ones. Beneath it were several fresh morels.
     
  4. Inthewild

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    Not sure which was my favorite...the two hearted or the morels. Morels I guess, only once a year. Great job.
     
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  5. Inthewild

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    Found this girl guarding my morels. ALL beatiful!
     
  6. gold diggers

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    I know the feeling, Inthewild - it's not all about finding morels.
     
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  7. gold diggers

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    Dinner! After romping around in the woods today, this cuisine was my reward. These are all sources of Wisconsin wild edibles I gathered: wild asparagus, venison steak( harvested from my farm during the 9 day gun hunt), morels, and the bread which was made from Wisconsin cranberries and wild rice. A glass of Door County cherry wine washed it all down.
     

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  8. sb

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    gold diggers -- Inspiring! Thanks for sharing!!
     
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  9. twisted minds

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    Was picking out near the nuclear reactor, ha! Some of, if not the, largest I've ever found.
     
  10. twisted minds

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    May be past prime, but a true "pounder"
     
  11. Shroomtrooper 1

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    We have to hook up sometime, ha.
     
  12. Shroomtrooper 1

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    Don't stop now, bigfoot has been seen!
     
  13. twisted minds

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    Times are tough when you can barely fit 4 split shrooms in a foil pan.
     
  14. twisted minds

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    I may not be rich, but I think I've got it made!
     
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  16. twisted minds

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    Always, that's what basement fridges were made for!
     
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  17. sb

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    twisted minds -- Thanks for sharing the great tease dinner pics!!

    Having had my share, this/my comment is actually more like empathy than envy. It's great to see others score and do well in the preparation and enjoyment of a unique item - Morels.
     
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  18. sb

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    Oh, yea . . . I'd have to measure that big one against my fav . . . a bottle of wine, Ha!

    It'd still be a record!!
     
  19. pikemen7

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    Found this giant this morning! 14" tall almost 6" wide
     

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