North Carolina Morels 2018

Discussion in 'North Carolina' started by morelsxs, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Meerghan

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    Found Devil's Urn Saturday 3/31/18 in Wake County. Has anyone else seen any morel signs in Wake Co?
     
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  2. Walkabout

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    You will! Just keep looking!!! You'll get some, just keep looking
     

  3. Cgardner

    Cgardner Young Morel

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  4. Jaybird

    Jaybird Young Morel

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    Found my first Morel today :) (Durham)
    Thanks - J
     

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  5. NCRealEstateGuy

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    I went to my "Indicator Spot" on March 30 and found 18 morels. They were not there 5 days earlier. The hunt is on!
    I find most of mine near Ash groves, on the high side of creek beds. I look for the Cleaver plant as they like the same conditions as do Morels. 20180330_120705.jpg 20180330_120746.jpg 20180330_120746.jpg
     
  6. Walkabout

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    Awesome sauce! So good! I'm happy for you!!!
     
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  7. morelsxs

    morelsxs Morel Connoisseur

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    Getting smarter everyday. ;) I have never heard of the cleaver plant and had to look it up! Thanks for the schooling . . . :D Nice find!
     
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  8. Walkabout

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    My favorite common name for the Cleaver plant is "sticky willy"
     
  9. Hunter420

    Hunter420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Found. 20 near high point yesterday
     
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  10. Hunter420

    Hunter420 Morel Enthusiast

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    Buddies found 90 in Thomasville last monday
     
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  11. katamount

    katamount Morel Enthusiast

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  12. katamount

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    First baby morel in my spot. Bloodroot is fully open, mayapple is up, but no flowers, and squawroot is just starting to crest the earth's surface. Won't be long now!
     
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  13. NCRealEstateGuy

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    Morelsxs... I hope it helps you find more. I learn about this stuff all of the time too.
    Hunter420, Sounds like you and your buddies are in the thick of them now. Nice Largemouth!
    Katamount, sounds like you are a bit behind me here in Charlotte. Where are you?
    I just got back in town from being away for a week. I will go look for a bit tomorrow. I think I know where a good many should be.
     
  14. katamount

    katamount Morel Enthusiast

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    I'm in Asheville.
     
  15. macmacjoe

    macmacjoe Morel Enthusiast

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    Found 1 black last Thursday good size near Old Fort,it was along high creek bed ,but it was dried out,like preserved. having a hard time judging timing for picking ,first time hunting here,used to live in dare I say it , Illinois found lots every year there ,I'm in Maggie valley anyone care to help me out ,maybe go huntin together?
     
  16. NCRealEstateGuy

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    Macmacjoe, I don't think your timing is off. That one loner you found dried out sounds like it was just an early oddball that may have been located in a perfect, warmer spot. You are located in the Smokys at some elevation, so my guess is that your season is just starting if anything.
    Maggie Valley sounds like a great place to find some annual hot spots.
     
  17. trowe

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    Picked another 25 nice yellows in Swain County Saturday 4/7. Rain sure has helped. My wife spotted the first of the year around our homestead in Whittier. Rain chances early next week and warmer temps should make things really start to pop. Total for the week is just shy of 100 from my favorite hillside. Still have several prime spots I have not had the time to check.
     
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  18. macmacjoe

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    Thanks for the reply NC Guy,going to keep looking for them ,all my old indicators are present ,but it was cold the last 2 days hope it warms up soon.last fall coral shroom IMG_20170820_135511 (1).jpg
     
  19. NCRealEstateGuy

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    I found 22 more today in one location here in Concord. A grove of about 15 green ash trees at all sizes. High side of a creek bed. A little grass, poison ivy, spice bush and cleaver plant covered the ground. These were not here a week ago. One was a very large 9 inch yellow. And some other nice ones too. This location usually produces closer to 50 morels so my total of 32 so far is a bit low. 20180330_120746.jpg 20180408_122609.jpg 20180408_123014.jpg 20180408_123210.jpg 20180408_123430.jpg 20180408_155056.jpg I hope to discover a couple additional locations that I know will produce annual morels, since two of my spots got developed over the winter. This is the difficult but fun part of the hobby.. Trying to find some annual spots so you do not have to tromp through the woods aimlessly year after year.
     
  20. Walkabout

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    20180408_184924.jpg 20180409_121510.jpg 20180408_125942.jpg Mayapples, a walking stick I carved by hand and nice snack I found today on my lunchbreak from work
     
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