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Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by packratjim, Apr 14, 2017.
Post your finds if you want to and enjoy!
Nothing yet for me in northern York county
I live in Mifflin County and hunt Center and Huntington counties as well. A few very small blacks up this morning in Huntington County at a reliable spot. Next week should be great especially if we get rain this weekend. Am not going to give up any spots of my own nor would I expect anyone else to do so but would be interested in a mutual effort to cover unknown ground with anyone interested.
Spent 3 hours yesterday searching a reliable area in late season and only saw some may apples, fiddleheads, skunk cabbage etc but saw no morels. Searched south facing slope, ravines, creek bottoms, railroad tracks and nada. I'm in SE PA. Think we're at the very beginning of the season or the three of us that went are blind.
Picked 4 in CENTRE county, left some because they were so small. Still seems a bit early. None at our known flushes yet.
Harvested 3 lbs in CENTRE county today.
Anyone ever been morel hunting in Cumberland County? I have trouble finding places with elms that are public property.
And I wonder if there are any good morel trees to look for around here other than elms. Sorry I sent that before I finished.
I live in Cumberland and I can't even find an elm around here. Have you actually seen some? If so I'd love to actually see one in person. If interested maybe we could go check them out sometime and ask the property owner for permission. I'd be down with a collective hunt
Otherwise I haven't had much luck within the area.
I talked to someone earlier on wildmushroomhunting.com- here's what he said: "
Elms like basic soil, 5.5 < ph < 8.0. They also seem to favor sunny areas. I see a lot of elms along highways. I think the presence of concrete along highways helps to bring up the soil ph. (But I don't collect mushrooms that grow near busy highways.) Most of the state game lands in my area are in upland areas. But even the game lands at lower elevation seem to lack elms, I think because a significant forest canopy is at odds with the elm's preference for open sunny areas. Elms in my area seem to populate specific areas, maybe a couple mile stretch here and there. More often than not, there's no elms. Where there are elms, small ones are growing, candidates to replace the older ones (24-35 feet high) that continue to suddenly die of Dutch Elms Disease. A good elm morel area is a well-drained wood-plot where most of the trees are elms. (Elms often grow in soggy areas, but this type habitat is generally not good for morels.) Here in eastern PA these types of spots exist, but they aren't common. Further west there are more elms in PA." I know there are tulip poplars in Doubling Gap. But basically elms are weird.
I found 2 elms yesterday in state forest in SEPA and found 9 around them. Searched for two hours after that and walked miles in what appeared to be good areas with mayapples, fiddleheads, etc with nothing coming up. Tried an entire ridge facing south and nada. Surprised to say the least.
Would you say these are grey or yellow morels?
Good day today. Elm and cherry trees
My dad found this one morel yesterday under a maple, I think, in mixed oak, maple, beech, tulip, ash (or walnut) woods in a state forest. It was about 4" tall.
Found about 60 more today. Some of them were already past due. Maybe a half dozen or so. Found my new hot spot!
Centre county seems to be doing good now 50 today.
Have you found anymore since the 19th? 2016 morel season was MY worst season I've experienced!! ☹️ So therefore I created one for Center county today hoping to learn where around the county they've been sighted. Realizing this thread was already created for Central I apologize. Where about in central are you finding ? Idk why but for few days now none are popping in locations I've picked many for years. Finally today I came across 4 tiny burnt ones. I went somewhere completely different finally found 2 in a spot I was passing threw. Third one found on a hill deeper in the woods. 4th one found was a location I've picked before. Are you finding in previous locations?