Yep, redtop you hit the nail on the head. Been slow with the 008 crew also. Happy Hunting!
Found these yesterday in a new spot I checked out. I'm from lawrence county as well.Lawrence Co, on the map! Found about two pounds today around a half keeled over apple tree with half its root ball still in the soil. So, it was still alive, but feeling distressed! This will affect the mycelium that grows near it. Found about two pounds in an area about 12'x12' right around this tree. Nothing anywhere else. it still seems early here, but who knows how much longer that might last! We're getting into the "chancy part of the season!
I felt the same way never find any under sycamore and poplar. I'm in Lawrence county pa. We're the sycamore trees dying or stressed? I tried hunting these trees last year but had no luck. Sycamore tend to grow along rivers. In my area it's usually to wet. I see stinkweed by sycamore alot. I'm intrigued I'd love to hunt sycamore successfully because they out number giant elms.View attachment 42697
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Only found 6 today. Just 2 grays in my normal spot. That means I've only got 11 from there so far this year. I think that patch might be drying up. So I decided to try my luck in a new area, under tulip poplar and sycamore. And I found 4 more... These look like yellows. Yup until now I felt like the trees were plotting against me bc I've never seen a single mushroom under either, for years. Just elm and apple. I've even found mushrooms under those nasty barberry bushes. But today, I am a believer.
But that last week of random cold I think had really stunted the early mushrooms. Has anyone else noticed a drastic decrease of the early mushrooms?
Nice mess. Still seems early here.
Last year I really screwed up and got out too late. Did find some usable morels, but also a bunch of crispy critters, that suggest to me that there were several flushes. The morels I found last Thursday were all around an apple tree that grows on an edge that gets direct sunlight. The soil was warmer there (54.5*), than around another apple tree further in (51.1*). I found nothing there other than verpa.In Lawrence county it seems like I'm finding mostly small ones that were stunted because of the cold. Seasons past I'd start finding morels last week of april. We're about a week behind in Lawrence county pa it seems. Still finding ok numbers not like last year though. This pic is from last year. Left as many rotted on the ground
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There's one spot I know of where I find morels around a big sycamore. There are apple trees in the area, but the morels were all around the sycamore. And, like you said, they normally grow in rich bottomland. This one is growing on a hillside that is probably mostly made up limestone strip mine till! I have no idea why it is there! And it seems to be perfectly healthy, but then how would I know otherwise? I hunt my sportsman's club, 2,200 acres, and we must have at least a thousand dead elms on the property. In my opinion, they have been far too long dead to be productive anymore. I've only found morels under one elm. It's bark was just beginning to slip.I felt the same way never find any under sycamore and poplar. I'm in Lawrence county pa. We're the sycamore trees dying or stressed? I tried hunting these trees last year but had no luck. Sycamore tend to grow along rivers. In my area it's usually to wet. I see stinkweed by sycamore alot. I'm intrigued I'd love to hunt sycamore successfully because they out number giant elms.