I did a mountain walk here on our small hill in Highland in Ulster. This is my first time trying, and I read a lot and watched some videos and the conditions seem perfect, but we didn't find any type of mushrooms growing. I did a little digging around under some dead fallen trees, and found quite a bit of mycelium, or what looked like it, so maybe we're still a little ways off.
I'll take any location or conditions tips that anyone can offer.
Hi! This year will be my first time hunting in NY.....I was an obsessed morel hunter in my home state of MN (along with blueberries, wild rice, high bush cranberries, chokecherries........you name it!) and have been aching to get back in the woods! My problem is, I'm from a very rural area in MN with tons of public land and old abandoned homesteads that nobody bothers to post or minds if you wander. Now I'm in NYC! I'm willing to travel a few hours to search, but I don't want to waste all kinds of time searching for abandoned orchards or public land that is the right type for hunting. It seems like so much of the state is posted and off limits Any tips would be appreciated! I don't expect anyone to reveal their spot, but a starting point would be much appreciated! In far Northern MN, I used to find a ton of the small, tasty black morels, but I've never seen a yellow morel.......I don't know that they grow well in that area. Can't wait!!!
My business partner has a ton of acreage behind his house that is all abandoned apple orchards. I've never been back there, I just know that he's said it's really over-grown, and since I'm still a newbie I don't know what challenges that may present. If you know your way around, I'm pretty sure I can get back there any time. I feel like this next couple of weeks is going to be prime time, but that's just based on reading, not experience. Let me know what you know and if it sounds like a good place to go, I'll confirm that I can get access and let you know.
I'm just across the river from Poughkeepsie, about 1.5 hours north of the city (2 hrs by train- there's a station in Poughkeepsie on the Metro North). Unfortunately, I'm going to be away until Wednesday, but I'll find out about getting access to the orchards and get back to you.
I'm definitely getting a little discouraged. I'm in Seneca County. I've looked in a few spots that feel right, on several occasions, all to no avail. I have my eye on an old apple orchard, going to ask permission to forage tomorrow.
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