Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Clitnon Staake
General Location: Springfield, Sangamon county
International/State: Illinois
Morels Found: 1 smal gray
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Have a little while to get, but doesn't get any more satisfying than that first find.2nd week of May is going to be a good one around here
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: kyle
General Location: United States
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 154
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: lots of whites and yellows found on Tuesday
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Jimmy and Jane
General Location: Davie County
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: Large Browns-around 50
General Information: Found along the west bank of a creek
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: patton
General Location: fountain county
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 1
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Have been looking @ my old spot, for several days , found 1 black the size of a penny...next to some bricks in the sun...
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: LT
General Location: Floyd
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: 12
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: First ones above 2300 ft this year.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Alek
General Location: Mountains
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 7
False Morels: O
General Information: Went out on a scouting mission this morning not expecting to find anything, but amazingly found seven blacks that had ice on them from the temperature drop last night. Hope temps didn't kill all fresh morels that popped after the rain
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Roger
General Location: Solsberry, Indiana
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: I walked in the woods for about 2 hours. I found nothing
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Kiowa Muncie
General Location: Clay City
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 60 Big Blacks
General Information: Great season so far! Still haven't seen any white/yellows
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name:
General Location: Brown County State Park
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
General Information: Slow start this year. I've been there every weekend for the past month and still nothing. Should be good hunting by the end of the month, I hope.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: D.Bailey
General Location: South
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 65
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Folks have been finding here several within the last week...Lots of pecks, LOTS. But the perfect blacks, grays and yellows are up in bunches also. Found 30 or so nice grays and yellows yesterday, along with pecks. Looks to be our best year since our last hard winter about 4 years ago!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Scott
General Location: Cheatham county
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 6
General Information: Found yesterday. Still quite small decided to end hunt hoping they will be larger by this weekend.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: JOHN POPELISH
General Location: Waynesboro
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: 4 black, 1-1.5 inch
General Information: A five minute walk through my reliable, early spot turned up 4 small blacks. This appearance usually precedes other nearby areas by about a week.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Mike C
General Location: Mississippi River bluffs, live wight oak tree 18
International/State: Iowa
Morels Found: 4 tiny little grays, only 1/8 inch
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: I usually find the first few grays around the same tree every year as soon as they emerge. This marks two weeks from the heart of our local morel season
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Derrick
General Location: waveland
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: I have been looking for the past few weeks in some generally good spots and havent has luck yet i think this next blast of warm air will bring them up and satisfy all of us
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Eric Riley
General Location: Kendall Co
International/State: Illinois
Morels Found: 6
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: None
General Information: Saw 6 in a low area near a creek, but unable to pick. There are new signs up this year, grrrr. Look at small sign in lower right
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: jj
General Location: bloomington
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 113
General Information: the cold nights didnt seem to hurt them any picked some yesterday with snow on them should be finding the big ones next week
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Lynn Kline
General Location: United States
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: found 15
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Sam
General Location: Fleming County
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 1
General Information: Nothing
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: cavewolf
General Location: Stinesville
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 5
General Information: no true Morals yet.. still looking everyday
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: Rich
General Location: Portland
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 100+
False Morels: 2
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Seems like it's off to a good start in Portland!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 16, 2014  
Name: DP
General Location: SW MO
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: Lost count
General Information: Been finding them since 3/30/14; Gray morchella esculenta, yellow morchella esculenta, morchella deliciosa, morchella semilibera. Picked well over 100 so far, left dozens of babies. Freezing temps have had no ill effects on them. Last year was great and I think this year may match it. I'll post picks later. Happy picking!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Lane Keffer
General Location: Giles county
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: 28 blacks
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Lots of ediable and non ediable
General Information: Found 38 yesterday and then 26 today, found one black today the size of my hand that's not on this photo, this cold spell may be a very very fast end to the blacks cause they just appeared here in the past two days and now its 28 degrees outside. If they have popped get em, cause its unlikely Anymore will pop until the yellows/whites come up
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Oak tree
General Location: Bloomington
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 2
Other Mushrooms: Black and red cups
General Information: Been mushroom hunting for years around here. There aren't any up. Any finds are probably flukes . The real season starts around the 20th. Sometimes I have found them around the 15th but never regularly, be patient young ones.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Daniel
General Location: Elberfeld
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
General Information: Been out 2 times hunting for 3 hours total. Not a sighting yet...even in my most abundant yearly plot. Ground to seems a little cold and the low of 33 tonight isn't going to help. Maybe it's just too early.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: larry
General Location: United States
International/State: Tennessee
Morels Found: 154
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Big haul in old faithful.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Steve Pinney
General Location: Gig Harbor
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 6
False Morels: have seen tons of false morels
General Information: North facing hillside in leaf litter in shade of tree, only these 6.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Matt and Jeanette
General Location: United States
International/State: South Carolina
Morels Found: 7 yellows, 1 grey
General Information: Has this ever happened to you? I always look for spots to hunt.. umm.. forage for mushrooms. So I went to a spot I mentally marked and found these 8. Right away a deputy sheriff comes stomping through the woods. Long to short I had to leave and was told to get the land owners permission before I return. Ouch right? Well no laws broken so Shroom on!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: sustainable forager
General Location: Ft. Smith
International/State: Arkansas
Morels Found: 6 pounds
Other Mushrooms: gyromitra, semilibera, verpa
General Information: drove from St. Louis to Arkansas on the 10th, and spent the whole day picking yellows under every type of tree including cedars, HACKBERRY, and privets!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Fog
General Location: Cle Elum
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Still snowy, probably need to wait another 2 or 3 weeks.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: dave spriggs
General Location: Daviess co.
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 25 ish
General Information: half free
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Rick
General Location: Hart & Jefferson counties
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 115
False Morels: 1
General Information: Found 71 blacks, 3 half frees and 1 gray 4/13-4/14 in Hart and was pleasantly surprised to find some better size on the 14th. Picked 40 blacks in Jefferson (Louisville) this afternoon with a few of them 4-5
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Steven
General Location: Bell County
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 5
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Found 5 Greys with it only 40 degrees out....Hopefully a good sign for when it warms back up!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Kd
General Location: Northern Illinois
International/State: Illinois
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Cj I would really like to see a picture of those greys! Not trying to start anything but they haven't even found any thing in the central part of the state of Illinois let alone the Far most northern part. Please post a pic with a newspaper !Thanks!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Tiffany
General Location: Central OH
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 1
Other Mushrooms: Velvet Foot, random others
General Information: While I've not found any Morels, I have found, thus far, four deer ticks on me (well, one was hanging out on the headrest of my vehicle...talk about yuck). Considering the weather, and the timing, I'm shocked that they are already so abundant (they grabbed on at three different locations so it's not as though I just happened to get unlucky lol). With that said, don't forget to wear protective, treated (if possible) clothing and be sure to check yourself over after you've been out to ensure some didn't hitch a ride! Also, even though this is my first year mushroom hunting, I know this important tidbit instinctually: LET THEM GROW!! Duh! While I will for sure pick my very first find, no matter its size, I'm going to let them grow! Found yours in a public park? Try to hide them so they're less visible... but let them grow! Yes, someone else may find them but OH WELL. You are doing a lousy thing by picking them so early. The larger they are, the more time they've had to spread their spores! There are numerous reasons the Morel population has decreased and this is one of them! So please, stop being greedy and selfish and instead, if they are small, LET THEM GROW. And for godsake use mesh bags so their spores spread while you're transporting them. This seemingly small act actually has an incredibly huge impact on their numbers. It's very easy and inexpensive. If you take, give back! It's so very simple yet for some reason so many people can have the time to mushroom hunt, the money to pay for their vehicles gas...but they can't seem to find the small amount of time and money it takes to go buy the proper type of bag. As stated, I'm new to this (and I have A LOT to learn!!) yet it's an obvious no brainier. So, for all of you "experienced" hunters omit there, there's no excuse. Again: IF YOU TAKE GIVE BACK. And please, please...pick up after yourselves. One shot (Tetanus) due to other people being lazy and entitled and leaving their trash behind for others to have to look at and step on is enough for me this year. In MI, where I'm from, we treat the land with so much more respect. Please start doing the same here OH so that we can ALL be safe and have fun. Anyhow...I'm so excited to get out and find some edibles!! I hope this snow goes away for good very soon.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: B&D
General Location: Nashville/Columbus
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
General Information: The wife and I have been looking for the past few weeks. And haven't found anything yet. I sure hope it's soon!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: jj
General Location: bloomington
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 14
General Information: all frost bite low of 29 last night hope it warms back up soon
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: roger
General Location: east ky
International/State: None_given
Morels Found: 0
General Information: chris we are haveing a hard freeze the next 2 days, will this kill the mushrooms out, thanks.
Chris' Comments: the groud temps being very warm will help, but if it stays freezing for several hours, the mushrooms will freeze, turn to mush and may not refruit.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Josh Underhill
General Location: Winslow
International/State: Arkansas
Morels Found: 10
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Found in sunny area west side of mountain around base of ash trees
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: colorado
General Location: Lancaster county
International/State: South Carolina
Morels Found: 15 blonds
General Information: Saturday April 12th along the Catawba River Found several small but over half where 3 - 4 inches.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: MoKid
General Location: Missouri River Bottom
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 7 grey
General Information: Found 7 small grey on cold Monday night Temp dropped into the 20's last night
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: oc
General Location: upper truman lake
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 100 plus
False Morels: 0 today
Other Mushrooms: all small grays
General Information: found 18 grays on 04-13-14; found the 100 plus on 04-14-14; all around maple trees; good luck
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Barnett
General Location: Morgan county
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 53
False Morels: Several
General Information: Mushrooms are up in Indiana!!!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: Melissa Barb
General Location: Randolph County
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: 41 on 4/14/14
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 15, 2014  
Name: matthew gosman
General Location: southern indiana
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 13
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: all blacks founf on 4-11-2014
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 14, 2014  
Name: jason manderscheid
General Location: pittsburg
International/State: Kansas
Morels Found: 43 today 11 yesterday
False Morels: 12
General Information: Finally got some rain and they started growing. Looks a lot like last year, which was awesome around here.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 14, 2014  
Name: michael moffatt
General Location: lafayette
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
General Information: Its snowing here I'm hoping next week
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 14, 2014  
Name: robert getz
General Location: Rome City
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 1
General Information: Just starting to pop. 1 tiny black morel under the leaves
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 14, 2014  
Name: Dawg
General Location: Riddlesburg
International/State: Pennsylvania
Morels Found: 2
General Information: Blacks hope this cold snap dont end it.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 14, 2014  
Name: Moto134
General Location: madison county
International/State: Illinois
Morels Found: 6
General Information: found on 04/12/14 the biggest 1 was 1 inch tall
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 14, 2014  
Name: Jason
General Location: Springfield
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 1
General Information: Found this one today after several searches with no luck. I am hoping that a lot more will pop up after the rain we got yesterday!