Thanks for the reply. I have heard it goes mid- May to mid-June. I guess my real question is there a signal that foretells the end of the season? My wife and her sisters got 6 pounds near Champaign last weekend. We found a couple in NW Indiana this past weekend. ( and heard of a few others hitting nice numbers) so by my logic, since Champaign is typically 8-10 degrees warmer than up here near Chicago, there is still some season left. Is there a general rule that says "when the soil temp gets above x" or "when Hemlock berries turn black", the party is over. I am going to Mississippi Palisades the first week in June. Is that too late?