Northeast Ohio 2019

Discussion in 'Ohio' started by ksu_shroomer, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. GoatMomma

    GoatMomma Young Morel

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    Could you share how long it took to find the pile of morels in your post. Or/and how long in general it take to find morels in Portage County. I must be doing something wrong cause I’ve only ever found one morel at a time, never a “honey pot”.
     
  2. shroomsearcher

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    There are no shortcuts. We all have "indicators" that we watch which will give us a hint of when to get out there. Where is another question. I looked 2 whole seasons before I found any, and still haven't found any flushes of "mother lode" quantity! Plus, every year is different. This one seems to be shaping up as a good one, so get out there and look around.

    One thing that helps me is that I've heard that kids are good at spotting them because of their lower point of view. And maybe because they have fresher eyes! Anyway, when I hit a spot that looks "shroomy", or where I've found them before, I'll put my hands on my knees and bend over. I scan around, starting at my feet and working outward. Many times I've done this and said, "Oh! There's one!" And I'll keep looking and spot another. The most I've spotted from any one vantage point was 5.

    Might not sound like many, but I'm thankful for every one I get.
     
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  3. Jomacooso

    Jomacooso Morel Enthusiast

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    Checked my yellow spot this morning. 45A387D3-9517-4595-B3B0-255832809759.jpeg 4648DFA2-802E-49FD-8DB4-A6F5D1EAEF0A.jpeg
     
  4. John Wasko

    John Wasko Morel Enthusiast

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  5. Jomacooso

    Jomacooso Morel Enthusiast

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    Old Elm Morel Connoisseur

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  7. cooley

    cooley Morel Connoisseur

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    Jomacooso you finding many because my yellow spots here in Trumbull have produced 0 as of right now!
     
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  8. Jomacooso

    Jomacooso Morel Enthusiast

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    This spot in particular had about a dozen and a half or so of pretty big ones already. My newer spot has about the same amount but much smaller. Hope it dries up a bit and you find some.
     
  9. MorelMe330

    MorelMe330 Morel Enthusiast

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    Stark county today.
     

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  10. John Wasko

    John Wasko Morel Enthusiast

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    Thanks! I’ve been finding some real nice greys and blacks in Lake / Geauga county but haven’t seen any yellows yet. Will be looking in the morning.
     
  11. Aja

    Aja Morel Enthusiast

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    On the board in mahoning county 20190505_102943.jpg
     
  12. Grady

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    All I found today in Carroll county. Anyone try one of these?
     

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  13. sb

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    Lions mane: It's a good edible. You can saute it in butter & salt, soft or crispy. I'm preferring crispy on the outer edges nowadays.

    Also known as a medicinal mushroom. I dry over half of what I find, then powder it and add it to cooked cereals, pancakes. I don't bother putting it into capsules, though I purchased it that way for years before harvesting it myself.

    I harvest it at every opportunity
     
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  14. ksu_shroomer

    ksu_shroomer Morel Connoisseur

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    I'm not totally sure I understand your question, GoatMomma. I've been hunting the woods in and around my little town for about 20 years. When the season's in full swing, I usually spend more time picking than I do hunting. Some areas make a few morels, other areas make a ton... so how long did it take me to get that mess of them in the picture? It took years! But that day, I was in the woods for an hour or two. Doesn't help, I know...
    You're probably not doing anything "wrong", just keep looking and exploring new areas! Good luck and happy hunting!
     
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  15. GoatMomma

    GoatMomma Young Morel

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    Thanks for the reply and the encouragement. I’ll keep hunting and enjoying every one I find.
     
  16. GoatMomma

    GoatMomma Young Morel

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    Thanks for the information - I will definitely recruit my kids to help. Even when I don’t find a morel I always come home with a variety of other edibles, so I’ll continue the hunt and keep my eyes on the ground! Hope you have a great season.
     
  17. MorelMe330

    MorelMe330 Morel Enthusiast

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    First of the year for Wayne county.
     
  18. redfred

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    Is this early for Lions mane?
     
  19. GoatMomma

    GoatMomma Young Morel

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    Seek and ye shall find....
    677C8B82-9822-4755-BAEA-BE852380F2A1.jpeg 3F437FA0-4916-4A4A-810A-E3450A2688A7.jpeg Never give up! Finally found a bunch in Portage County!
     
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  20. shroomsearcher

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    Good idea about the kids. Go on Google Images and show them lots of pics of morels! Helps train the brain to spot that particular shape. After hunting for so long without finding any, I was beginning to feel a lot of self doubt. Was I looking at them and just not seeing them? So I looked at lots of pictures. When I spotted that first one, there was no doubt about it! Good luck to you as well.