2020 Illinois finds and question

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by Tool fan, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. jaybo

    jaybo Morel Enthusiast

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    This is the latest progress map from the Illinois Morel Mushrooms FB page. In southern Illinois, they're finding yellows and blacks at this point. Here in northern Illinois, we've had more than adequate rains so far and relatively normal temperatures are forecast for this week. The next two weeks will be what determines when the northern Illinois kick-off is, but I'm guessing the Grundy County/southern Will county strip pits and mine tailings would start producing a few in around two weeks and maybe another 3 (more or less) for the rest of northern Illinois is my guess. In short, an "average" starting date at this point, but I'm just having fun guessing until it's time to hit the woods...
     

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  2. illinoisboy24

    illinoisboy24 Young Morel

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    Is anyone on here from the richland county area. I’m new to this area and would like to know some places to go other than the parks since we can’t go to them.
     

  3. Tool fan

    Tool fan Morel Connoisseur

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    Sorry I don’t but there have been finds in the surrounding co so get out the camouflage
     
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  4. illinoisboy24

    illinoisboy24 Young Morel

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    Found four today in richland county , blacks and they were very fresh. Don’t have a receipt for proof tho
     

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  5. hopppalong

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    first one of the year in central Illinois Woodford county 2020 mushroom.jpg
     
  6. jaybo

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    I'm beginning to think this could be an early year, judging from the previous post and the above-normal temps forecast for the next week. South of Chicago I'm finding chives, ramps and clusters of garlic mustard, which started showing up last week.
     

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  7. northcentral

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    That is awesome. Is this a spot you generally go to first or this a random? Im on the other side of the river but typically dont go to my spot for another 2 weeks?
     
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  8. Tool fan

    Tool fan Morel Connoisseur

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    9E30D411-DB0C-4CE1-B8F3-65B486C72451.png CCF75C8F-A1B8-4FC0-AD73-B827E30B8DB1.png F270377B-9423-4EE6-A4DC-CA8BF72F00D0.png OK here’s a little update from my area
     
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  9. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    anyone going today or over the weekend
     
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  10. Tool fan

    Tool fan Morel Connoisseur

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    Plan on going to a spot this weekend not expecting to find any just to scout wish me luck
     
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  11. Jansky22

    Jansky22 Young Morel

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    So far in central IL ...ground is still quiet East of IL river.....don’t even here the turkeys yet
     
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  12. Toastyjakes

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    Took a trip into the woods after work for a quick peak as they have become very green in the last couple days... Leaves starting, grass growing, surprisingly mayapples are up and good sized already.. and then I ran into it and am here to tell you, I'll be on the woods everyday this week lol IMG_20200403_131537485.jpg IMG_20200403_131550455.jpg IMG_20200403_130931918_HDR.jpg
     
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  13. Tool fan

    Tool fan Morel Connoisseur

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    What co toasty
     
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  14. Toastyjakes

    Toastyjakes Morel Connoisseur

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    Those shots were Hancock County, tomorrow I travel to Cass to my sure fire early spot
     
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  15. ckorte

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    E96AE072-8475-419F-BA0B-7CFBB668EDD1.jpeg Just starting in Madison county
     
  16. Tool fan

    Tool fan Morel Connoisseur

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    So about 100 miles south give or take a few
     
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  17. Tool fan

    Tool fan Morel Connoisseur

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    B7877E9B-C7F4-4473-A3A7-8EB17704C584.jpeg E8230525-1866-4D88-8494-638FAD128089.jpeg What I seen in my neck of the woods
    Probably a few weeks with this cold snap C1E84908-BB47-4975-8BE7-21021110DF90.jpeg E4DAA559-0D7C-49B0-BF9D-56579DDB568A.jpeg 1DF905A2-7FAD-4864-BDF6-BEF91D266B8E.jpeg
     
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  18. judgebutkus

    judgebutkus Morel Enthusiast

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    The above are a few Pics of the 150 plus blacks I found in Southern Illinois April 2, 2020
     
  19. Jansky22

    Jansky22 Young Morel

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