Excavating on a job a few weeks ago the frost was down 2 feet.I've heard and read that morels like cold climes. The last 2 years I've picked my first with a week left in April at about 600 ft. elev. mostly under (not so happy) ash trees.But those were much milder winters. I'll be running on pure optimism and desire to be in the woods regardless of conditions.
I feel the warmth,Geo! And it's about time! 72 here now,65 fri.,mid to upper 70's sat. & sun.,81 mon. BUT, the weatherman has become even worse than usual. I'll give that forcast 'til I log off in two minutes! Take care!
jcumo, stay positive. I was able to score a few my first year and while I can't devote a whole lot of time looking for them, I know they are there.
For me, spring turkey hunting and morel hunting go hand in hand since turkeys can only be hunted til noon. So if I don't score a turkey, I can spend the afternoon scouring the ground!!
Season is coming up fast guys/gals! May your mesh bags be full!
Found Scarlet Cup fungi. Trout lily are emerging. Had a tick crawling up me arm.. Had a fine dinner fireside, leeks, sunchokes and venison all harvested within 200 yards of said fire. Sweet! Enjoy the hunt!
Not sure where you are but it is too early in the Valley of the Mohawk. When you have to mow your lawn for the first time start looking, when you have to mow for the second time they are definitely around.
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