2020 BADGER STATE Morel Season

Discussion in 'Wisconsin' started by Old Elm, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Inthewild

    Inthewild Morel Connoisseur

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    Nope...Ramps, positive. Known and picked patch, otherwise I may be sick or dead from previous years.
     
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  2. twisted minds

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    Look at the bases, and the multiple furled leaves. Not ramps. Ramps may come up in same area, and that is what you have harvested before, but those are almost definitely not ramps. 20200402_184230.jpg
     

  3. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Well this Makes for and interesting Informational Opportunity..
    @Inthewild
    i don't mean to put you to work Brother.
    But;....if you could put a recognizable stick or marker in that patch..
    and get us all some clear time lasp photos.. then we could all know for sure and then Benefit from.. This Innocent deference in identifying this Plant in Question..
    its a Cool Opportunity but Only if you are Able
    No Pressure Man..
    Thank You
     
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  4. triarchy

    triarchy Morel Enthusiast

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    Im in central Wisconsin (Fox Valley) and Im seeing about the same sized ramps today. Same situation, known ramp spots, observed at the same relative stage of growth over many years. I think those are almost certainly ramps. If it looks like that and smells like garlic, im picking it!

    Cant wait for the morels.
     
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  5. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Decide'n on them Ramps is...
    Kinda How I've Pursued dating the Ladies
    * if it looked Right and smelled Good
    I'd be try'n to do somethin with it *
     
  6. Inthewild

    Inthewild Morel Connoisseur

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    @wade

    While I actually enjoy a challenge, I would be going out of my way (walking 2.5 miles) for several months to show the difference, which at the end of the day all findings would be buried within the time vault of Morels.com, never to be seen again. Let's use this as a training guide.

    This I know: PLEASE do your own RESEARCH on wild edibles prior to consuming IF you can not positively identify a possible edible. Do NOT rely on others opinions, its YOUR life/health. I'm guessing if you can access a blog site like Morels.com, you can easily research your possible edible online.

    In general terms:

    Ramps: Will be found in the wild. Leaves of 1-3 possible. Grow from a pronounced bulb which gets larger as they grow. Smell like garlic/onions. Grow earlier in spring. Produce a Daisy like flower as they mature.
    Taste GREAT.

    Lilly of the Valley: Tend to be found in residential areas, past or present. Leaves of 1-3 possible. Grow from a stem with long roots. Do NOT smell like garlic/onions. Grow later in spring. Produce a Bell type hanging trellis of flowers as they mature. NEVER Edible.

    Wishing all a Safe and prosperous adventure in the wild.

    @jg010682
     
  7. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats Awesome Thank You
    @Inthewild
     
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  8. Inthewild

    Inthewild Morel Connoisseur

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    Ticks ARE out. Time to spray. Best wishes for the season.
     

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  9. Inthewild

    Inthewild Morel Connoisseur

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    4.08.20 update. My temperature gauge is within 1 degree, if not dead on.

    Open, south facing ramps: 46 degrees


    Inner woods: 44 degrees 4.08.20O.jpg 4.8.20I.jpg
     
  10. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    oh..thats Awesome..and really nice gauge
     
  11. jashroomer

    jashroomer Morel Connoisseur

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    Ok, I think I have some ramps down the road, i see them when i run, thought they were some perinnial that got loose from someones landscaping. Going to dig them and get pics.
     
  12. Old Elm

    Old Elm Morel Connoisseur

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    Feel like Feb today.
    Oh well, we’ve got the perfect moisture set up for a prolonged morel season around here! Enjoy.
     
  13. TJM

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    I'm heading out to my land the next three weekends. have some work to do getting ready for turkey hunting next week and trout opener the following. So plans are scouting walking the land removing and deadfalls. But more important is to just walk and enjoy the woods. Ill post if I see anything interesting.
     
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  14. Inthewild

    Inthewild Morel Connoisseur

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    4.17.20 update. This is after 10 inches of snow fell on Easter Sunday 4.12.20

    Open, south facing ramps: 39 degrees


    Inner woods: 37 degrees

    4.17.20o.jpg 4.17.20i.jpg
     
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  15. buckthornman

    buckthornman Morel Connoisseur

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    We're going to need some moisture in Minnesota if this warmth is coming next week... spirit in the sky.. just asking .. wrenometer defcon3.
     
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  16. Shroomtrooper 1

    Shroomtrooper 1 Morel Connoisseur

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    lilly of the valley I mean,
    At first I thought you where right. I even posted but deleted it saying so. Ramps do come up at first together like that. But if they smell like onion garlic and he picked that same patch before they are definitely ramps. Funny I never noticed ramps when first coming up bases where like that. will check out tomorrow some ramp sprouts I saw today, first ones this year. Will take a pic if I remember my phone ha. This is why I like this forum.
     
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  17. buckthornman

    buckthornman Morel Connoisseur

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    Where do I get my hands on some water cress..?
     
  18. Shroomtrooper 1

    Shroomtrooper 1 Morel Connoisseur

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    i FOUND SOME BUT i DON'T KNOW IF i WOULD PICK THEM THERE
     
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  19. buckthornman

    buckthornman Morel Connoisseur

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    I'm a bit nort of you troop..not that it matters sometimes. Bucky
     
  20. buckthornman

    buckthornman Morel Connoisseur

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    If I find some..gonna keep it going for a year in some water!