Good Morning Everyone..The latest I've found them around here is May 22, and they were the Morchella crassipes, the big ones. I looked until May 30 this year, and not a one! I know there's someone who hunts one of the same spots I do. They hunt the weekends, so I thought to short circuit that by heading out on Thursday or Friday. And I can spot the stumps they leave because they cut their morels with a knife just like I do. I found stumps last year, which is how I figured out their schedule. No stumps this year.
This was a weird Spring. Much drier than last year. The apple trees are normally blooming like crazy at peak morel time, since around them is where I find most of mine. Very few flowers on the apple trees this Spring. Same with the dogwoods!
Oh well, there's always next year. I'll head out again tomorrow or the next day to see if there are more Chants. I figure the new chicken log I found this year is played out for the season unless we get some absolutely torrential rain! But, I'm certain that this is the first year that chickens have popped on that log since I've been walking past it for years! So I figure I got chickens in the future.
And we'll see about the hens and pinkies toward Fall. 2 years ago was great for them around here, but last year was a bust. All you can do is keep looking.
Back at ya @shroomsearcher ..
Even when someone else got in ahead of me..they've never gotten them all..
Like you say.. it must be the Weather
and partly the Mystery, that is not ment for Man to ever comprehend.