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First find of the season! Four yellows, all under an almost dead Apple, hillside, southern exposure. Checked a couple of other favorite proven spots to no avail. Also had one tick crawling upon my worldly being. Does seem a little dry. Good Luck and enjoy the hunt.
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Geo, How large were yours? (the morels, I mean)
On Saturday (5-11) after several hours of hiking, I found a smallish yellow in Little Falls under an ash. Yesterday 5 good sized ones(and two tiny ones) in about 10 minutes. Funny, they were all under honeysuckle bushes, but there were dead elm, ash and old apple near by. Except for two they were not found together but 5 or more yards apart at least. I was walking along an old hedge row type place near Clark Mills, Westmoreland.
I have a friend in Rome who has found lots of greys, maybe about 100. Went to walk the dog and came back with a basketful. Naww, I don't think it's too early, but we're not finding them.
Found 12 today all under the same ash. Geogym it's good to have you back and reporting to us.
Geo, no sister there. My husbands family hails from Long Island. BTW I'm being treated to a birthday dinner tonight at a nice restaurant that features locally sourced foods (The Taylor and the Cook on Baggs Square Utica) They have fiddleheads and ramps on the menu. The chef agreed to sautee the morels I found today. Steak, morels, ramps, fiddleheads and an aged Madeira. Life is good!
Geo, I have eaten @ some fine places in my travels and this was one of the best! Chef Tim (an owner) sauteed my morels but did hint that he would like as few as "payment". I'll have to find a few just for him! I think they were not able to procure morels this year. If I had too many (as if one can ever have too many morels) I would contact them.
I will report my mycological finds. Although I dream big in Feb and early April (morels), alas my large veggie garden, my other duties and my childrens sports keep me from too many forays in the spring. I only found 21 morels this year. But I plan on going out for all the other good stuff.
A friend called me and said he found hollow mushrooms shaped like trees growing under maple. I went to verify... the woods were actually a maple ash mix near Frankfort. 36 Beauties in this basket a few ramps... that's 1.5 lbs of morels!

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