My first morel find!!

Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by mushroomnate, May 25, 2016.

  1. mushroomnate

    mushroomnate Young Morel

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    Hi, everyone! I'm Nate. Recently discovered my passion for wild mushrooms and have been doing tons of research and foraging.

    I was getting a bit discouraged last week after my 5th morel hunt turned up nothing, that maybe in the middle of the city there were none to be found. A few days later, I decided to head back to a spot I had already visited, hoping to photograph a pheasant back I'd seen growing on a log there. I knelt down to get at a better angle to take the photo, annnnnd....



    3 morels were hiding quietly behind the log! I felt dizzy with excitement - almost like I was high! I plucked them, being careful to leave the stumps behind, took a step back, and BAM!


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    Another one! I picked it and kept looking. Unfortunately I didn't find any more there (I suspect these were a few late season stragglers), but I was THRILLED and HOOKED!!

    This was my take for the day:



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    Just today I went back to that spot (hoping that after a good rain and some humidity I'd find another couple), and found this whopper:



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    Who knows if I'll find any more this year, but I'm hopelessly hooked!! Just wanted to share my excitement with my first ever morel find! :)
     
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  2. shroomtrooper

    shroomtrooper Morel Connoisseur

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    Yeah, I remember my first couple year, nice Mushroomnate. You are hooked now, welcome aboard
     

  3. tundraking

    tundraking Morel Connoisseur

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    Congrats mushroomnate! And welcome. This is the perfect year for late flushes!