I think cotton, new. What type of timber was it around there? Hills or bottoms? If it is an elm its to old anyway, to much bark gone for much hope. It looks like the bottom of a cotton losing its bark. Was there a top on the tree?
I would say cottonwood also NewB87. I haven't even closed in on a pound so far this year. Here I go again saying I think this is the worst year ever. Found 6 nice ones around a dead elm this evening, a few fresh but some had burnt tops.
My original thought was cottonwood but started second guessing my self. I'm right around 3 pounds but definitely don't feel like it was worth the miles. I'm still feeling confident after some heat and the showers we hopefully get Sunday into Monday are going to make things pop. I have 3-4 places I've been checking with good moisture that produced some really nice clusters last year I think are going to start producing by Friday or Saturday. Still feeling confident will see some good action between the 16th through the 24th.
hey madman whats up? Bad year is an understatement. Probably my worst year ever in Kansas. Way to dry. Most of NW. Mo to dry or to cool. I really think the season at this latitude is on its last leg Rain or not its to late to fill boxes. Maybe some bags. What city are you out of Madman maybe I can pass you some infor. if I get some. I talk to many pickers and buyers. buyers are really crying the blues. I go lucky in some bottoms and picked on some burn area with cottons. In a good year I would have picked 20 lbs. there, this year only 9. I think eastern Iowa has a good shot still at at least a normal year.
i hope some new stuff comes to newb... My experience is telling me we are in trouble. I am trying to figure out where to drive to and get the moisture and temps. Next time someone gripes about the price of morels my answer will be " remember 2016?" I have had over 50 people call me trying to buy some. some disappointed people out there who can't believe there are no morels in bulk. I have supplied my direct family, that 's it.
kb- haven't had muck luck at all, although with work and being sick haven't got to check too many spots but from what I've seen I'm not missing much. Spent 3 hours in the ER the other morning and I'm on some strong antibiotic. Haven't felt much like walking the woods lately. Tried a little bit yesterday, but wore out quick. Wasn't worth it anyway found 2 nice fresh ones but should have found several pounds around these trees. I went against my wife's orders so I guess I'm grounded for a little bit. Probably for the best. If it had been a good year I might have just keeled over in the woods anyway because how could you miss mushroom season! :wink: Horrible time to be sick.Gonna try to get plenty of rest and knock this infection and hopefully watch it start raining in Iowa this week. I'm like you though it better happen quick up THERE or they are doomed too. Good luck to ya look forward to hearing you find pounds of em. I'm around Columbia Mo area.
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