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Welcome Everyone to Our 2023 Morel Season..
Wade here! ๐Ÿค 
I'm Ready Ready Ready to Go Man Go..
And I know Yall are also just as Anxious..
Yep all kinds of Creatures, Fun and Fungi
Out there, We will Gentlyโ˜ฏ Peacefullyโ˜ฎ and โค Lovingly โค Join in with them for the Beautiful Awesome and Amazing Event of Spring. ๐ŸŒžโœจ๐ŸŒฆโ›„โ˜”๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฑ
And as we Enjoy Every Moment, We are also gonna be finding Our Morels ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„
๐Ÿค  This Will Be My 57th Season of Hunting the Same Areas that My Dad first Carried Me into..when I was only 2 yrs old in 1965
I'm Not Studied up on all the New Sience that is Available in Our Age of Online..
I Just "Love the Hunt" and I Still Find Morels Almost every time I go, sometimes a few Sometimes a lot.. it is very Exciting to find a bunch like 50, 100 or 300..
But I believe we will all agree ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’ฏ
It's the "Love of the Hunt" and just being in the woods is Always Our Heart โค
๐Ÿค  I hope this year as we all find Our way on down the trail together on Here..
That we will make time to take some Pictures of Cool, interesting things we see along the Way,
Maybe like a beautiful sunrise as you begin your hunt in the morning.. then pics of Morels Growing...
and when you find yourself looking face to face with a perfect Example for a ๐ŸŒณ Tree Identification ๐ŸŒณ please take some pictures and share them with All of us...
๐ŸŒฒ and just as well if you find a Tree you are Not Sure of ..share some good pics of it and we can All help to identify what it is.๐ŸŒฒ
๐Ÿ„ Also when Our Morels are done, STAY IN THE WOODS..We will Continue finding Many Other types of Edible Fungi ๐Ÿ„ all Summer and Fall into Winter ....
Ok โค Thank You Everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š
Let's get on down thru the Woods together and check in here often as You Can..
See ya soon
from Wade ๐Ÿค 
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In 60 days from today, Morels will be up Everywhere, within a 60 mile Radius of, My Hometown Bloomington Indiana.
Could be sooner saw that they had a find in Tennessee already as well
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I do really well with blacks when the season comes early, but has cooler nighttime temps.

For example...
I live in NWI. 3 years ago was a normal season (started to really pop the last week of April), and I'd say I found maybe 100-120 blacks in my usual holes.
The next year was early (first find on April 11th or 12th), but the cooler nighttime temps lingered into May. Those exact same spots produced easily 300+, and for longer than normal. I was still finding new ones almost every day the yellows were up.
Last year was a late year, and I found less than 100 blacks. It didn't help that last year scorched the ground that harbors them. We had cooler temps, then that week of 80s/90s that killed everything over-exposed to the sun...nothing, not even weeds, grew in those patches the rest of the spring. In one spot that I found close to 100 2 years ago, last year I only found 5.

Trees that wake up and develop sooner tend to hold them. I always talk about how I love hunting ash trees, because that's where I find a good portion of my blacks during early seasons (greys too).

Also, I find them in areas with slightly more light exposure than greys and yellows. The ground is usually colder, so they need to absorb extra light to make up for it, hence the color.

Hope this helps :)
Its odd I live in south central Wisconsin 25 miles north of Illinois and we don't get black morels here. Always wondered why but do know Northern Illinois don't get them either. My goal is to find some one year soon if I can get a weekend off of work. I've heard they have a much stronger taste, but I don't know. And yes that heat messed up a lot made for a very short season 1 fruit and that was it. But was my best year 30 plus pounds had 4 trees that had 5 to 6 pounds around each and found morels in the oddest if places found a bunch in a straight line for about 200 feet they were spaced out about every 10 to 15 feet Lol. But best of luck, and hoping for a long much better year then last year!!
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