found a few tiny tiny ones, gray. cant figure out the photo upload on here lol. I think the flood will be of benefit once the water goes down and the temps rise...they seem to be taking their time lol!
Ya Shroomit ive been hunting them for 48 years and never once found a black around this area.....The may aplles i saw yesterday in Washington were 2 maybe 3 inches tall all constricted not eve close to opening up yet....i was surprised to see your picture's of them opening....a few miles away sometime makes a difference i guess !
<blockquote>Ya Shroomit ive been hunting them for 48 years and never once found a black around this area…..The may aplles i saw yesterday in Washington were 2 maybe 3 inches tall all constricted not eve close to opening up yet….i was surprised to see your picture’s of them opening….a few miles away sometime makes a difference i guess !</blockquote>
They were near the edge of the timber so could get more sunlight.
I'm not saying I don't believe black shrooms around here... but I don't believe they grow here :-D
I've consistently heard black morels grow just south of Springfield.
First and only I've ever found were in S IL, Johnson Cty. Thought they were burnt up shrooms to start, then quickly smiled upon losing my black morel virginity :mrgreen:
Hello fellow foragers,
If you are looking for black morels, you need to hunt in areas where a controlled burn has been. If the property owners had burned in the last year, maybe two, you'll likely find blacks. Its been my experience. I found some two years ago west of Peoria.
I agree with you all- maybe some early greys and foxgloves out there, but the coming weeks should prove bountiful-
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