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Here is the map I use.

http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

Been pretty damn accurate over the years. May be a week behind the first tiny blacks found here in ohio, but I dont start looking till they get here. Like grandmaw says, hummingbirds poop morel seeds. She is a hundend and 1 1/2 years old tho, so talk that with a grain of salt.



 

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She has said that since I was a little boy. Dont bother looking till the first hummingbird shows up..

Also I think it will be Granmaws last time hunting this spring,, She just cant stay awake for very long anymore.

I push her in a chair along a bike path by an old apple orchard late in the season to find a few big yellows.

Hopefully one more year.
 

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SG. I don't think too many people have ever heard of this song but I know you and I bet you have. To wether anyone agrees or not is a different story but I do give glory to God and all He has created:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsCiaxPhtVY[/video]

I miss my grandparents tremendously and can vividly remember the day my Pap didn't walk out the door to go squirrel hunting with my Dad or Uncle. My Dad has bad knees now and can't do much (although I think he has lost some of the passion to do things) bit he taught me <span style="text-decoration:underline">everything</span> I know 'bout pretty much everything related to nature when I was young. Enjoy Grandma and please give her a kiss on the forehead for me. I have never heard that but I promise I will be paying attention.
 

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sciotoguy, Your Grandma must be a very special lady. I wish you could get a picture and a video of this 101 year young lady mushroom hunting from a wheelchair this spring. And please share it with all of us. A video would probably go viral. This is such a heartwarming story. I hope you find some morels, so she can hold them in the picture. And tell her thanks for the advice on hummingbirds. It rings true, but I had never heard it. And thank you for the link to the hummingbird migration map. I hope to add my dot and date to it pretty soon. Another good resource for shroomers. :-D
 

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sciotoguy, P.S. You are to be commended for devoting this time and energy for your Grandma. You will never regret it, for you will have these precious memories stay with you long after she's gone. I hope and pray you fill her lap full of big yellow mushrooms from the old apple orchard!
 

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Scioto that map kills 2 birds with one stone.Now I know when to put out my hummingbird feeders and when to shroom.Sometimes theys alota truth in them old wives tales.Not that I think they poop shroom seeds but the timing should be about right.Never made that conection.But now Ill pay attention to it.
 

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Shroomcrafter thanks,, Wanted to get some video last year, but we did not find any the day we went. I will get something to post in May........ i sure wish I had smart phones and digital cameras years ago,,, never bothered taking pictures back in the day,,, would love to have a pic of her frying up 3 skillets of shrooms on the old propane stove, in the old house.

Hi ant. i think that was a very locale wives tale from central illinois,,, I myself never heard any mention of it anywhere else except family. Tho, it could of come from the Ozarks, since they moved there during the depression and started a family, till moving back to central Ill a some years later.
 
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