I've had the best luck looking around tulip poplar/ tulip trees. Those areas also had white ash as well, but not as prevalent nor were the blacks as near to them as the former. That being said, I've also found them among oaks, maple and black cherry as well. As far as morels go, blacks are by far the most enigmatic. Hope this helps. Happy huntingMy continued quest to find Blacks in NE Ohio begins this weekend.....
If you could look in only one type of habitat/terrain/tree type area for Blacks where would you look?
yeah, jdk, the islands flood almost yearly...once, sometimes several times during winter/ early spring. But not always. However, when they do it does seem to negatively impact morel growth.Hey Dig
Do those islands you speak of ever get completely submerged/flooded by heavy rains? I know an area near me like that with huge sycamores. Do you find those big sycamore yellows late in the season?
Problem within the area I know is my sycamores are surrounded by stinging nettles which can be awful when you run into a patch in shorts.
Ashtabula co. Will email you some picsThat's awesome! What county are you in, Griz?
Images are a pain in the ass here. I don't mind (occasionally) helping to get an image posted for others. So, if you want to, email me your photo... arandomlandon(at)gmail(dot)com
Can't wait to get back to the woods later this week!
I say yes. Although it's not super rare, it also doesn't happen very often, and when it does occur it doesn't last long. So, when the snow melts, then next year comes and goes, and then the year after that without snow covered blacks, you'll be, well, kicking yourself.what do you folks think...
Is it worth it to trudge to my early spot to capture a pic of a snow-covered morel today?