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Sharp - Thanks for the link just above. That's a nice map set-up they have. I looked at the 2017 version, drilled down to Central OH and the posting dates, locations certainly agreed with my personal experience last year.
Thanks again and 'have a good year'
 

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That's cool with me! It was a lot warmer last year a lot earlier, so that is why I am a cautious believer. Saw that the morel map has been updated with a find in my area. I guess nothing surprises me. I always say we have a microclimate in this river valley. Can be 2 weeks ahead of 2 weeks behind everyone around us. Good luck and happy hunting!
 

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Facebook groups are turning up dated reports, all southern Ohio. A fella I know found some blacks today near Chillicothe. The weather forecast is all over the place for NW Ohio this next week, don’t really want them to start up here yet lol
 

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Asparagus will start when soil temp hits 52...nothing showing yet in garden. Better shroom seasons are the ones that seem to take forever to warm up, but I will say the forcast temps dropping below freezing at night has me a bit worried. Needs to start doing better than that by end of this week...nice to start seeing some pics though
 

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Buddy found some pins in highland county mar 28, they disappeared over last snow. I was out for few hours today, mayapples are comin up, all oaks are still naked. Really slow year so far.
 

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Found 3 small heads popping through the soil in Fayette County on Sunday.... I think we are still 7-10 days away from picking small to medium blacks.... Been a long wait but I'll also piggyback off what thunter posted, the best morel seasons I have ever had were ones where it seemed to take forever before we started picking and I went back and looked at some of my recent log books and just scanning through them it appeared as if years where I was just starting to find yellows by the last week of April were the best years I've had.... Picking yellows into May on a daily basis is something I havent experienced lately, but in years past when I was picking yellows in May it was always a banner year. ... So let's keep our hopes up....
 

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Good for you Kym...I think I could find some babies if I'd check on a couple of my early spots, but nothing of eating size yet. Too many hunters pick anything and everything. Most spots I pick I can leave the smallies and get em later on when they are worth picking.
 

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Asparagus will start when soil temp hits 52...nothing showing yet in garden. Better shroom seasons are the ones that seem to take forever to warm up, but I will say the forcast temps dropping below freezing at night has me a bit worried. Needs to start doing better than that by end of this week...nice to start seeing some pics though
I have to agree. I'm up here in NE Ohio, so we're about the last folks in the state to find morels. I remember one year not long ago when we had temps in the low to mid-80's in early March! That year wasn't worth a crap for shrooms of any description.

I do hope it starts warming up pretty soon. We have plenty of water in the ground, now we need some temps.
 

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Good for you Kym...I think I could find some babies if I'd check on a couple of my early spots, but nothing of eating size yet. Too many hunters pick anything and everything. Most spots I pick I can leave the smallies and get em later on when they are worth picking.
I like to go out and scout new potential trees/spots a few weeks early. I actually found 10 decent size blacks yesterday in my normal spot. However it’s still too early, saw a lot of small ones and babies I left to grow. But I did pick a couple nice ones. I couldn’t help it! We just needed a little taste lol. Mother Nature is keeping us waiting too long this year!
 

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Good for you Kym...I think I could find some babies if I'd check on a couple of my early spots, but nothing of eating size yet. Too many hunters pick anything and everything. Most spots I pick I can leave the smallies and get em later on when they are worth picking.
Here is a few pics from yesterday. I never think to bring a receipt or anything with me to time stamp lol..
 

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Nice Kym...I do the same..can't leave em all
...A year is a long time to wait. That's encouraging news...if your seeing a decent amount of micros there should be plenty more still hiding under the leaves..
Keep the pics coming
 
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