Northern Illinois

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by carpet crawler, May 2, 2018.

  1. carpet crawler

    carpet crawler Morel Enthusiast

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    Looks like we are on the edge of finally getting some good rain coming our way tonight into tomorrow and tomorrow night after all this heat we had the last few days......I was beginning to worry but with the power of positive thinking and a little prayer and a rain dance things just might come together!!!!!
     
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  2. shroomdog

    shroomdog Morel Enthusiast

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    Saturday looks like it may be perfect. It rained so hard last night. I know I will not be the only one out there.
     
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  3. stump

    stump Young Morel

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    should have had rain gauge out! was a good soaking rain well needed!
     
  4. Already Gone

    Already Gone Morel Connoisseur

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    Another inch or so tonight could make for a sweet weekend.
     
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  5. reggie6567

    reggie6567 Morel Enthusiast

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    I am wondering, with the late cold spring we have been having, conditions are now rapidly improving, but I wonder if the normal markers are not yet there - lilacs in bloom, etc. What other markers should we look for?
     
  6. carpet crawler

    carpet crawler Morel Enthusiast

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    Dandelions and elm leaves the size of a mouse ear are good signs.Once the dandelions go to seed they say the seasons almost over.
     
  7. smorels

    smorels Morel Enthusiast

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    My early spot finally has some growth. Too small to pick but next weekend should be bananas. The season will probably be short and fast.
     
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  8. stump

    stump Young Morel

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    when the lilacs bloom,cut the lawn 3 times,oak leaves the size of mouse ears.This year I think it my be a different animal !
     
  9. goshawk75

    goshawk75 Morel Enthusiast

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    I usually just go by this one..."When you go look and find some, they are up"
     
  10. Already Gone

    Already Gone Morel Connoisseur

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    indi 5-4-18.jpg When this tree blooms...
     

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    Already Gone Morel Connoisseur

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    Ya gotta look long and hard this year. They are hiding well. 20180514_105758.jpg 20180514_105910.jpg 20180514_112052.jpg
     
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  12. Already Gone

    Already Gone Morel Connoisseur

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    This is my reward for an hour in the woods between the rains today. 20180514_131118_001.jpg Like gramps used to say, "It's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick." That almost happened today. Be careful! Stray safe.
     
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  13. Immorel

    Immorel Morel Enthusiast

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    Going out today to check my spots. Been out several times so far and haven’t seen anything. Maybe today, after all this rain, will be good.
    - Northwestern Suburbs of Chicago.
     
  14. misskay

    misskay Morel Connoisseur

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    Going today to see what's going on ....been out few times in dupage and nothing yet...hooefully the rain helped!
     
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  15. Immorel

    Immorel Morel Enthusiast

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    Went out in Dupage yesterday and found 5 medium sized morels. I think this weekend might be pretty good.
     
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  16. misskay

    misskay Morel Connoisseur

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    Nice! Ill let you know what I find today :)
     
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  17. Immorel

    Immorel Morel Enthusiast

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    Good luck out there! I hope you find a bunch.
    Yesterday the ground was still very wet and puddled up a bit. I bet the sun helps out nicely over the next 24-72 hours.
     
  18. fish4life

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    I have hit a few of my spots nothing, found 3 yesterday but looked like it was pick over found a few picked stems, been a tough year so far hope this weekend is it
     
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