Over the past week I have found scarlet cups and devil urns... with this rain we are getting I am thinking about Wednesday we should be able to find our first cookable mess of those tasty morsels!! (Logan county)
Been out 5 times this season so far and i havent even found a single one. First time hunting in mercer county tho and i have to hunt on public land bc i have no land to hunt. been years since ive even got to taste a morel. my lord i hope they start poppin soon bc im hungry lol. This weeks weather is not lookin good for the night lows. Anybody up around mercer county and wanting to meet up to do some morel hunting?
Thanks, I usually find my blacks near ash or poplar, sometimes cherry, but sometimes just in random spots, most of the time it is rich dark soil, without much clay in it. Lots can be found on public land. I also know of a real good patch of blacks right by some railroad tracks that produce big ones every year.
Knucklehead: Always be careful when picking morels in residential, urban areas, Right-Of-Ways (power lines, pipelines etc) and near roads. Morels are good absorbers of heavy metals and potentially harmful chemicals within pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. If the lawn was lush, homogeneous and green, I'd discard these because the lawn must have been sprayed with herbicides and fertilizers. Most folks actually prep their lawns with chemicals in early Spring. As we say: If found in the woods - you are good. My 2 cents & happy foraging-
Ok guys I went out back again after work tonight and harvested some dryad saddles that I saw yesterday. I have done research on them but had never cooked them before. Our woods are usually full of them. THey were delicious!! Do any of you enjoy them?
Went out again today in mercer county all i ended up with was 2 smaller pheasant back mushrooms. Never ate them before but im gonna try tonight. All ive read is they are better smaller than big bc they can get tough the bigger they get. I hope our morel season is coming soon because the antisipation is killing me lol.
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