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Anyone else feel morels will come early this yr 2023

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Since last summer I noticed a lot of herbs and mushrooms bloomed earlier than normal, starting with the goldenrod. I even found a lions mane much sooner than normal~ makes me wander if morels will come early. All this rain, butter cups already sprouting here in North Alabama. Thoughts~
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Watch your step for those babies. Don't walk in/on leaves if you can help it 馃槤
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So far all of those pictures look like they've been out for quite a while I would say past the halfway stage. When I know I'm right on the money I'm finding morels that are still tight and not so open pored. Good stuff 馃槑
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When you find your 1st ones you should always take a hard look at them and try to figure out how long they have been exposed the tell tail sign is usually the color will be more yellow and the pores will be much more open you can't always go by the height of the stalk. On a good year they grow slow and get tall and turn yellow later But on a rougher earlier year they won't get quite as big but will turn yellow very quickly and spore out. Also keep an eye out for a new growth of baby morels while you are picking this 1st round. Happy hunts folks 馃槂
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I wonder what trees are popping them...
Go get em Timmy 馃挭
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Anything under 3" at this point is gonna be the best thing that you could ever hope for I smell a nice long season for you guys
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Even though some of those look on the rougher side In my opinion those are at the best stage to eat because they have released their spores fully and are actually partially dried to enhance flavor. You should consider yourself lucky that you hit the timing just right but next year probably hit it about 5 days earlier. Good job馃憤
Haven't had my annual morel dreams yet. Maybe something to do with dispensary grade madness since February. Maybe THIS is a dream 馃槤
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