!2020 Morel Season Begins...

Discussion in 'Michigan' started by noskydaddy, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. jdaniels313

    jdaniels313 Morel Connoisseur

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    A dog after my own heart!
     
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  3. jdaniels313

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    In my humble opinion it's an Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus), but one way I check mine is to smell them! They all have a distinct smell of an oyster mushroom. A spore print would help you too! Happy Shroomin'.....
     
  4. Regionnaire

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    Well, didn't find anything along the western coast (north of Muskegon) or Manistee yesterday. There was barely a hint of any other fungus, and the ground cover looks perfect for peckers and yellows...would say it's done, otherwise.

    My season in Indiana was awesome. I didn't even make it to some sights and picked over a thousand this year. Had one forest where I've been putting slurry pay me back in a big way, despite spots being raided. Blacks were becoming non-existent around here and I found some beauties for the first time in a long time.

    Good luck to those still chugging along...I'll help out when I can. My knees are hating me, so I don't know about taking another trip. I've always been an ash forest hunter, but would like to start conquering the elms. Maybe next year. :)
     
  5. Morchella Maximus

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    How does this work? Do you slurry an existing find or somewhere new? How would you select a place? Did it work in just 1 year? How do you make it (#/sq ft or yard)?
     
  6. Morchella Maximus

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    I found some Gyromitra today. Does that have any significance?
     
  7. elmgirl

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    Mannn Gaylord area looks dry...and possibly needs another week? What's everyone's thoughts....
     
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  8. noskydaddy

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    Found 30 tulip morels today. They seem to be the only
    thing going in SW MI at the moment.

    Pretty still out there. Maybe one more push? We're all hoping!
     
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  9. rockytop69

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    Was there yesterday we found very few think it’s early going up next week suppose get lot of rain starting Monday and the temps has them ready but think was about a week early
     
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  10. rockytop69

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    But best luck to ya the weather was beautiful while we there so still good be in the woods
     
  11. celticcurl

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    It sucks. I put in almost 2 days and got 4 blacks and 2 blondes. Found hardly any fungus in Manistee. One mica cap and a few gyromitras and 2 blondes. It's like the fungus hasn't even started up there... I mean there was NOTHING... and not Wade's kind of nothing. It looked early.
     
  12. celticcurl

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    Those have been the only thing saving my season... but I'm done with them. In my area they like to grow under the roses next to the poison ivy.
     
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  13. noskydaddy

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    Once I realized the yellows weren't popping, I changed my strategy.
    I guess you might say it saved my season as well.

    Now I'm mostly targeting tulpis morels, which are in different spots.
    I've been doing well under Honeysuckle where there is no vegetation.
     
  14. jms0001

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    I’ve been in Johannesburg for a couple hours. Took a quick walk and found 6 grays under 2 different dead ash. It does seem drier than I expected. Black flies are out too, hopefully we’d miss em. Good luck up here. Will report tomorrow
     
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  15. elmgirl

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    Yep found just a few there today but its gonna rain next couple days so hopefully the manistee will pop
     
  16. bung23

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    I’m finding the tulips in my half-free spots.....by choke cherry trees....
     
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  18. wade

    wade Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Definitely some tuff times, slim t none..
    and scattered odd Reports..
    With all of us trying our best to understand
    * what has happened
    * what is happening
    * where are they gonna Pop
    * are they gonna much
    After considering Everything we've all watched and learned..
    All I can suggest now is....
    * Basic Perseverance
    * Love the Hunt
    * You Will finally get into um somewhere

    And when you do..
    * again Basics
    * observation of everything
    * trees
    * north south east west
    * latitude
    * elevations
    * snow fall & rain inches
    * temps during progression

    We always try to recognize a trend and we should try to..
    ** But I think Perseverance may be Our best Asset in this Weird year**

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    @guff76 's son from 2018

    Just think of these and Other children
    As they were trying so hard to BELIEVE
     
  19. guff76

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    @wade my brother you have a good way with words and wording, you should have been a song writer or something to that nature
     
  20. billb3

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    Glad to see that you’re finding success
     

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