Went out this morning just to look around, spotted some trillium and may apples already 3-4 inches tall, should be seeing some blacks and half frees real soon, cant wait til the season starts, good luck to all this year~!
Springfield area found today after work. Really need the temps to stay steady for awhile. Tomorrow, tomorrow night and Thursday will be much needed. Thinking the weekend of the 27th is when I'll really be hitting it hard, although I will go out to a few other spots this weekend but they're a bit further north so not expecting too much if anything.
Cls74 thanks for the confidence. I'm in Macoupin county. I'm going out after work to my early spot tomorrow. If you found some I know I will too. Good Luck to all. May the shrooms be plentiful this year!!
They're definitely coming up, below is the first one I found tonight. It was in the same area as the one I found on the 11th only smaller. That is my pinky finger in the pic to give you a better idea, about nail size. Went up the hill a bit and found the biggest one. Talked to a friend tonight and he found 2 in another location one was about an inch and the other he covered and hoped it would grow.
Wish I had some private land so I could leave them to grow, but had to pick these as they were out in the open and someone else would have. Left a couple in the litter that were a bit more concealed. I'll be back out Friday after the cold front passes. Going to try another spot or two, then decide whether to head north or not.
If we could just get a little more heat and have it moderate there we could have one of the best seasons in years. If if if
Went out today messin with my tree stands and keepin an open eye for shrooms. There was very little green where Im at in Tazewell County. The May apples were only about an inch tall. Im thinkin at least another week.
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