MORELS 2020 CHIT CHAT

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. wade

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    Now All of us ...Knowing that any prediction is just a Guess.. coupled with information and Our past seasons to compare it to...
    Still i Feel compelled to post that...
    from what i see and am Feeling is !!!
    This looks like the Making of a Very Normal Season for Everyone of Us
    from South and all the Way Northward
    as Our Progression Pop Pop Pops.
    but we just don't Really know, do we
    as for what is Certain;
    *The Mystery and Our Love of the Hunt
    Will Always Be....
    and in My Head and Heart I'm again and always, Waiting, Watching and Scouting and Hoping and Hunting & Hunting & Hunting, BELIEVEING and Knowing that one of these Seasons We Will all find Ourselves...
    Out There Standing right in the middle of the Biggest Popping FLUSH of Morels and Fungi
    that any of Us alive today have Ever seen..
    " The Hundred Year Hunt "
    " The Hundred Year Hunt "
    " The Hundred Year Hunt "
    i Remember My Great Grandad talking about it when i was just a Boy...
    There were So.. So Many Morels its all They ate for Months... Any a Place They would step in the woods..
    Morels Were Everywhere...
    i Believe and am sure this Same ..
    " Hundred Year Hunt "
    will happen again in Our Time....
    i Expect it.. i Have a Love for it..
    " I Won't Know if I Don't Go "
    So i keep Hunting....
     
  2. beagleboy

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    I went out today in the rain to look at an area that is supposed to have ramps in the spring IMG_4110.JPG . It looks like it might be a spot for morels too. IMG_4109.JPG IMG_4108.JPG
     

  3. wade

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    yep.. that looks good out there
     
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  4. beagleboy

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    I was out checking a tip on an area with a lot of elms today. The elms were there but the soil and lay of the land doesn't look too promising. Did find this fish skeleton, any ideas on what kind it might be. I have never saw one with flat serrated bones like this had. IMG_4111.JPG
     
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  5. wade

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    Wow that is very interesting
     
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  6. beagleboy

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    Actually none of the bones looked like fish bones except for the tailbone. The way they were laying there it looked to be over 2ft long. It was about 100ft from shore.
     
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  7. wade

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    I think @morelsxs will know what it is or was
     
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  8. shroomsearcher

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    I have to agree. None of the fish I've ever caught had a "tail bone". The spine ended at the tail. The "ribs" of the tail were cartilage with membrane between.
     
  9. Tool fan

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    I’m thinking maybe not a fish
     
  10. wade

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    we will figure it out eventually
    im sure @morelsxs will know
     
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  11. wade

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    Howdy John @JohnS42
    and to any New Folks on here
    We Welcome you to Enjoy and be Happy
    so..if you will go or have now gone back a few years and begin reading forward till present..
    you be finding yourself self..
    as if you are almost out there living and learning and exploring and enjoying right beside all of us Awesome Caracters..
    Woodsman Outdoorsman Naturalist
    self Reliant Last of the Frontiersmen..
    its an Everything Read...
    a Novel, a Poem, a Love story,
    an Adventure, a Hunters log, and a Drama
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    its Also a Family with a Love for the Hunt
    its a Legacy..and its More.. its Anything and its Everything..
    and any Questions that anyone has are already Answered in all our Pages and Postings Past...
    After Reading You Should Feel Good..
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    just all Good Good.. And Win Win
    So John ...Read Read... Enjoy Enjoy
    then Come back and Join in with us
    and then Ask Questions..
    Many of Us have Hunted, Hundreds and Hundreds again of Miles Loving looking Enjoying Learning.. Finding Morels and Other Fungi... and we are all good Friendly Folks here...
    and We will Help You John..
    Still i think Yourself putting in the Efforts Reading up to date Local and in near by States
    is of the First and Most Help with Benefits you can gain in No other way.
    go back John.. go back a few years
    and Read who we are and where we've been .. Then Join in With us Now..
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    Thank You Sir
    from Wade..
     
  12. steelernation

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    There are bones with ball joints on the ends. Fish don't have joints, so that is one clue. Those also aren't 'tail bones', but rather they look to be shoulder bones. There is also a mammal vertebrae in there. Those serrated bones are strange, though. They remind me of the underside plates of a turtle shell, and that might explain the joint serrations and that odd 'spur' at the ends. Perhaps you have two creatures there??? Just my early day, not-on-site guess...
     
  13. jashroomer

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    I agree with Steelernation (as a Colts fan didn't think i'd ever say that) after looking on line it's probably a what's left of a turtle.
     
  14. shroomsearcher

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    Beat me to it! I went back and looked at the pic again, and thought the "tail bone" could be the scapulae of some smaller critter. And when some critter dies or gets killed in the wild, the bones get scattered all over by all kinds of other critters, including mice, and other rodents, that like to nibble on the bones for calcium.
     
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  15. beagleboy

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    Thanks for the replies. I thought maybe a turtle at first but I looked for a shell and couldn't find one. Some people collect turtle shells so maybe someone took the shell.
     
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  16. beagleboy

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    Maybe I found the missing link, my claim to fame.:)
     
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  17. beagleboy

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    Just checked the soil temp map for my area, the 5 day avg. was 40.9. I know we need about 15 degrees yet for morels but does anyone know at what temp the ramps start.
     
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  18. wade

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    i do not know..but i do want to know
    can anyone tell us...Thank You
     
  19. beagleboy

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    Today I went for a couple mile hike in an area that is above where I have found yellows before. There are plenty of tulip poplars and an oak that looks just like another oak that I find hens in the fall. Maybe I can find that motherload of blacks this year. Last year the yellows came earlier for me so I didn't get to look for blacks very much. IMG_4114.JPG IMG_4115.JPG
     
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  20. beagleboy

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    I took the beagle for a walk today and took a few ground temp readings in a spot that I hunt morels. The first picture is the bottom of the ridge, the second is the top. It is a little warmer at the top but I have never found any morels on top of this ridge. We have a while to go ,last year the first one I found was on the 24th of april and the ground temp. was 58 degrees. They were small greys. This is showing only low 40s. IMG_4119.JPG IMG_4120.JPG