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I'm in Cuyahoga County. Supposed to be in the 30's this Friday, so hopefully that doesn't sabotage their growth too much. Looking like 60's from Sunday on though. I'll report back after a look next week. Getting antsy!
 

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Sup fellas. I moved to my cabin in PA a couple years ago, but still visit Akron frequently. Some of you may remember me. Anyway, the lawn where my cabin sits produces blacks every year. They began to show up few years after I brought some that I picked in Summit county to PA and dried them outside on my porch. What are the odds? I don't know, but they have to be pretty high. Well, here's the pics from today IMG_0342.JPG IMG_0343.JPG IMG_0344.JPG IMG_0349.JPG
In my estimation this has every right to be posted here as it's very likely (well, I'm positive about it) that these were Ohio morels that were relocated, as it were. Take care everyone
 

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Hey Dig! I do remember you talking about that. That's pretty cool! Is that a chestnut tree you have in your yard? Judging by the hulls that's my best guess.
 

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Hey thx, ksu. And yeah, shroominator, we love it. And it's funny you say that about the tree, too. Ironic actually. The hulls you see are from a shagbark hickory just outside of the pics. Also just outside the pics is an American chestnut I planted about 10 years ago, but not mature enough to bear nuts. Funny huh? Those are the only two trees anywhere near where those morels grow, right on the edge of the patch. Not sure either play a mycorrhizal role, however.
 

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My continued quest to find Blacks in NE Ohio begins this weekend.....

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If you could look in only one type of habitat/terrain/tree type area for Blacks where would you look?
 

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My continued quest to find Blacks in NE Ohio begins this weekend.....

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If you could look in only one type of habitat/terrain/tree type area for Blacks where would you look?
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 hunting
 

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Hey, ksu. Sorry, meant to say thx to you for the comment on my cabin. We built it ourselves back in '99. It's my haven, my sanctuary and now my home. We still get big yellows on the islands on French Creek that you can see in the pics. There are a number of islands all loaded with huge sycamores and they all produce bounties of equally huge yellows, only it's sporadic at best as to which of them really produce. But, we always find some. We'll see how this year goes...
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

And yeah, the big yellows I find in those areas (like most other reports I've read) are later in the season, like the 1st - 2nd week of May, give or take. I can also attest to the nettles Must be some kind of relationship to that ecosystem...or something. I've learned the hard way that you need long sleeves/ pants and thick ones st that.
 

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That'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!
Ashtabula co. Will email you some pics
 

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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?
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.
 
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