I went back today to look the area over again and located several living and dead elm that were the catalyst for such a sweet harvest. I will soon be tossing my schrooming clothes in the wash machine signaling the close of a successful morel season here in southern WisconsinMorels the size of softballs. The mother lode of 5 pounds I picked today were spread across the forest floor. I looked for elm and couldn't find any. Any thoughts on this from my friends in this forum?
Here in northern Michigan white ash is the goto and produces prodigious amounts of white morels. We find them around both dead and alive ash but live ash usually produces much larger size and quantity. It was the most tremendous year I have ever seen this year.Nice pics showing up, some largest I've ever seen. Thanks!
I think it's over on my property. Last weekend I found four large ones right next to my driveway (nowhere near as large as the photos above). Funny, that was just two days after I harvested that spot!!
Hey, if anyone is still watching, I had a neighbor say this, and I saw it on a website dedicated to spotting elms for morels. Had anyone seen them under Ash trees? I've heard that from two sources now, but I'm doubtful. My property is too densely wooded to tell, but it would be nice with the quantity of ash in Wisconsin dying off right now.
Have you heard that? Have you seen any morels under Ash?
I wish you all a great year! See ya next year!
Done for this year, but now the really good variety of summer/fall mushroom’s get going. Chanterelles,lobster, old men,hedgehogs, COW’s ect,ect, Up next. Enjoy & welcome to the site.Glad I found this site. Been looking for morels a few years. Finally found some this year. First was a small guy by some pines memorial weekend, then this past weekend spotted some nice ones walking my dog in Oconto Co. So relieved to finally have found some .
Spent many hours this year in the woods searching with no luck.
Just now really starting to learn tree identification and stuff. Sad the season is probably just about over but pretty sure I'll have better luck next year View attachment 21960 View attachment 21962