Well I couldnt help it.Went for a short walk in the brush just to see how things look.No scarlet cup or devils urn.Not a sing of mayapples.The honeysuckle was geting tiny leaves.But what the heck I got outa the house.
Oh, you got that right. I did see a post on the Wild Foraging page on Ohio Game Fishing. A guy put up a pic of 2 small blacks he found in Bath Co., Kentucky. They were about the size of a nickel. Slowly but surely they're creeping their way north.
Well I went out today to one of my spots, and it's almost time! I say in a week they will be up in this spot. Everything else is up, spring wild flowers, ferns, the honey suckle have leaves on them now. I always scope out around the edges of the patches and never enter unless I see one. I don't ever go moving leaves or disturbing anything. If I can't see them above the leaves then there is no need to see them or pick them. But these are what I was able to see. I know the receipt isn't really needed but there are those people out there who think some are full of it or use old pics. Not me. Anyways the weather is only going to get better from here on out from what it looks like. One thing I will say is it is some what dry though in the woods here from the winds, so it could use a good rain in the next few days.
Nice find on the devils urn.My area looks like 2 more weeks to get popen if the weather holds out.
Scot good to see a post.Hopefully thats got youre blood boiling.Give me a call.I like seeing the gyromytria.Good sign.
Great Pics Denise! Glad to see you Scott C! @ Ant went out Friday and Sat., The Woods are just starting to come alive! Waiting to Hear from Ya! Good to see the Board getting more active! @ All Good Luck On Your Hunts! Stay Safe!
Thanks all. I'm going out again Thursday to another spot which is normally the first to produce blacks for me but I can't get in until then so I'm excited to see what it looks like compared to the woods I was in yesterday.
MBD I hear ya I can't wait, it's been a slow start to spring with the cold weather we've had, but it's looking good now. Nights are still on the chilly side but the days are getting warmer. With those pics you shared you'll be on them in now time. I was keeping my eyes out for scarlet cups but didn't see any. Just found 3 false and that group of devil's urns.
Same to you Shroomdoggiedog. Can't wait to see your finds along with everyone else. Won't be much longer and we will all be in the woods filling our sacks.
I am new kinda new at hunting I am in tuscawaras county all my friends say they start sprouting earlier near tappan lake at salt fork lake then they start moving north a week or so later to my area in new Philadelphia last year I went out a lot found nothing year before only 7 should I start taking hikes in the woods starting now
Goldpanninjerm A walk in the woods is always good.Salt fork has some great looking timber.Never picked there but used to do alot of grouse hunting there.In my opinion I think itll be another week before any numbers.
By the way do you prospect?Ive had a little luck at it.
Took a ride through a large local park (Mill Creek Park) today to just scan the woods. Man! It just looks barren in there! Nothing green that I could see. Of course, we had a low in the mid 20's last night, a high of about 37-38 today with a few lake effect flurries, and expect a low in the low 20's tonight! Our soil temps are in the basement!
However, tomorrow the much anticipated, highly desired, long awaited, and fervently hoped for "warming trend" is supposed to begin with a high in the mid 50's! I'm going for a walk anyway, if anything just to try and shake the shack nasties for a bit! Here in the frozen tundra of Mahoning County, I figure we're at least 3 weeks away easy.
Well, took my walk today and, upon closer inspection, things are starting to tick a little bit. There's a little bit of greenery just starting to poke out of the ground. However, I didn't see a single may apple, and the ferns are laying flat on the ground. I did find something in a creek bottom. A lot of leafy plants, just emerging, with purple leaves. I soon as I saw them my mind said "salad"! However, I have no idea what they are so I left them alone. Wish I'd have thought to bring my camera. They looked for all the world like purple swiss chard. Any ideas?
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