Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Melissa
General Location: verda,
International/State: Louisiana
Other Mushrooms: chicken of the woods
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Country Girl
General Location: Wilmington
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 15
General Information: All blacks a day or two old
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: J Butler
General Location: Manhattan
International/State: Kansas
Morels Found: 30
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 1 mystery mushroom, will have to investigate
General Information: Found some good early risers and also hit a jackpot in a burn area.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: john
General Location: sw indianapolis
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: none
General Information: to early still ..nothing at southwestway park
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: David and son kyland
General Location: Bloomington
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 1
False Morels: 0
General Information: Only one been out every other day for a week now..
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Charlinda, Tom, Deloris & Roy
General Location: Eastern
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 84
General Information: 84 found in 3 days under Ash trees. This is the 1st day.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Michael gray
General Location: Ashland
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 350
False Morels: 0
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Robert P
General Location: Mineral Wells
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: 44
False Morels: 2
General Information: found april 19th covering 3 flats of the hill all types of trees
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Chris
General Location: Vanderburgh
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 1
General Information: Found one mushroom. Seems to be a late season this year.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name:
General Location:
International/State: Missouri
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: r collins
General Location: floyd co
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 10
False Morels: yep
General Information: 10 big yellows nice ones baseball sizeh
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Tim
General Location: north judson
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 10
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: NEW HUNTER
General Location: EDWARDSVILLE
International/State: Illinois
Morels Found: 1
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: ONE SMALL BLONDE ON GRASSY EDGE OF THICK TIMBER ALONG OLD RAIL ROAD TRACKS THAT ARE NOW A BIKE PATH
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: gary borders
General Location: marshall
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 68
General Information: all greys finaly have been 3 weeks pretty much nonstop
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Merritt Bates
General Location: Noble County
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 30 grays
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Very fresh, just popped.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Mindi
General Location: Scioto County
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 14
False Morels: 0
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: James
General Location: Central
International/State: West Virginia
Morels Found: 165
General Information: Blacks
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Evin
General Location: North Seattle
International/State: Washington
Morels Found: 8
False Morels: 0 Hopefully
General Information: Found these in a newly landscaped area at the park. First time morel hunting, do these look okay? Thanks!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Name: Andrea
General Location: Southcentral
International/State: Kansas
Morels Found: 7
General Information: Late season start, still small, weather hasn't been too cooperative. We shall see what we can find tomorrow!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 21, 2013  
Alek
General Location: Pisgah national
International/State: North Carolina
Morels Found: 10
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: Mica caps? Turkey tails, old dead oysters
General Information: 1500 ft elevation, canopy fully green with squirrel ears blacks, blondes, tulip morels. Goood day
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: worden
General Location: osage county
International/State: Kansas
Morels Found: over 200 hun so far
General Information: will have to figer out how to ost pick
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Steve W.
General Location: Northeast Cobb County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 10 pounds
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: I will post after I check them out. I may need Chris's help in positively identifying the ones my son found, but quite honestly I am so excited I haven't even looked at his finds yet, but I will.
General Information: Here they are taking up an entire drawer in my refrigerator. Note that I covered the top with damp paper towels to keep them fresh until I decide what to do with them all. Who knows. Maybe dry and sell some. Chris, could you tell me the conversion factor for fresh vs. dried morels? They go for around $40+ a pound here at Whole Foods (aka Harry's Farmers Market)when they have them, but they are tiny, shriveled up pieces not dried, but dried out. They have never had any in the past that were more than an inch to an inch and a half tall, with two inches being the exception. Seeing as how you have a market base, if you need extra I might have some and we could work out a deal. I never thought I would ever consider parting with a morel, but like when I found 20 pounds of chanterelles in my back yard a couple years ago, it was more than I could use. Never thought I would ever consider selling, but selling is better than rotting. I would like to work with you if you are interested. Check out my drawer full. While many are past their peak, the darkness you see is false because they are covered up and not exposed to light, and I do not generally Photoshop my photos. I am a good enough photographer to get the results I want. I could have done better, but the viewer gets the idea. I am not looking to win a photography contest here although I do have excellent photos of them growing in the wild. I use a low tripod and generally photograph them in the wild at their height. I have a near-pro Canon 35mm SLR, and a cannon point and shoot that I usually take when I an packing light. Kodak Ektar is the finest grain 35mm film there is. It is ISO 100, and has excellent color saturation (but not over-saturation; it is very natural). It is also the highest resolution film I have ever used. It is a fair price at $4.99 a roll from Adorama. It is 36 exposures. From their website: KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film is the world's finest grain color negative film. With ISO 100 speed, high saturation and ultra-vivid color, this film offers the finest, smoothest grain of any color negative film available today. An ideal choice for commercial photographers and advanced amateurs, KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film is recommended for applications such as nature, travel and outdoor photography, as well as for fashion and product photography. Not trying to sell a company or a product, but I am merely letting the members know what I use when taking high quality photos. This is just the best film for anything nature I have found, especially for macro and nature photography of any sort whatsoever. These photos are completely untouched, straight from my wife's Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph. I did not spend any time trying for perfection here as everyone has seen a pile or box of mushrooms. I use my good film, lighting, angles, and skills with wild growing species. I ove to get macros where you can get an idea of the background. I have a favorite morel photo that I may have posted years ago. These are just in the fridge. I use a Canon EOS 5 when I have film on hand. It is awesome for nature, as if you are panning photographing birds diving into the ocean to catch fish, for example. TRUE 5 frame per second SLR in a very rugged body make for quite a nice camera. Also not selling anything, just reporting. If you consider it spam, feel free to edit or remove what you see fit. I sometimes get carried away. I really should write a book. I am also considering bartering morels, especially if I find more. Email me when you get a chance if you want. You probably want to delete this next line in order to keep those who are not honest from getting any ideas. How do you secure your areas that you have forays? Say for instance you have a foray one year, and someone pays to go. What if they figure out when your hunt is going to be, and they decide to go hunt there a few days to a week before the planned hunt? I hope I have not given anyone any ideas, and I would delete this section if I were you, but I am curious how you secure your AO. Email me if you have the time. I think we could work together in some fashion. Not only am I aware of many honey-holes, am good in the woods, an excellent photographer, and consider myself at the level between advanced amateur and professional morel hunter, I could also be used in a security role. I am excellent at slipping through the woods silently, am extremely observany, and can disappear in an instant, and can be heavily armed (I carry a Glock as my sidearm, have an AR as my main battle rifle, and a Remington 700 5R Milspec chambered in .308 (or 7.62x51), which is mounted with a Leupold Mark 4 illuminated mil-dot reticle with 4-14 power (at $3,000, this rifle as set up is basically a poor-man's M-24), have a foldable and easily concealable Kel-Tek Sub 2000 which also take Glock magazines chambered in .40 S&W - same as my model 23. I usually carry anywhere from 300-500+ rounds on my tactical vest, depending on what I am shooting.). I own about 4 acres in Talking Rock, so I can shoot up to around 200 yards. I am writing this assuming that you will edit my post, but if not, so be it. Anyway, I have many interests outdoors besides mushroom-hunting (and yes, morels are by far my favorites). Also, I am having my aunt do experiments proving whether morels pop up and are born at their full size, or if they grow over a period of time. It does seem like the ones in her yard are growing, according to her. Give me a holler sometimes.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Steve W.
General Location: Norttheast Cobb County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 10 pounds
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: I will post after I check them out. I may need Chris's help in positively identifying the ones my son found, but quite honestly I am so excited I haven't even looked at his finds yet, but I will.
General Information: Here they are taking up an entire drawer in my refrigerator. Note that I covered the top with damp paper towels to keep them fresh until I decide what to do with them all. Who knows. Maybe dry and sell some. Chris, could you tell me the conversion factor for fresh vs. dried morels? They go for around $40+ a pound here at Whole Foods (aka Harry's Farmers Market)when they have them, but they are tiny, shriveled up pieces not dried, but dried out. They have never had any in the past that were more than an inch to an inch and a half tall, with two inches being the exception. Seeing as how you have a market base, if you need extra I might have some and we could work out a deal. I never thought I would ever consider parting with a morel, but like when I found 20 pounds of chanterelles in my back yard a couple years ago, it was more than I could use. Never thought I would ever consider selling, but selling is better than rotting. I would like to work with you if you are interested. Check out my drawer full. While many are past their peak, the darkness you see is false because they are covered up and not exposed to light, and I do not generally Photoshop my photos. I am a good enough photographer to get the results I want. I could have done better, but the viewer gets the idea. I am not looking to win a photography contest here although I do have excellent photos of them growing in the wild. I use a low tripod and generally photograph them in the wild at their height. I have a near-pro Canon 35mm SLR, and a cannon point and shoot that I usually take when I an packing light. Kodak Ektar is the finest grain 35mm film there is. It is ISO 100, and has excellent color saturation (but not over-saturation; it is very natural). It is also the highest resolution film I have ever used. It is a fair price at $4.99 a roll from Adorama. It is 36 exposures. From their website: KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film is the world's finest grain color negative film. With ISO 100 speed, high saturation and ultra-vivid color, this film offers the finest, smoothest grain of any color negative film available today. An ideal choice for commercial photographers and advanced amateurs, KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film is recommended for applications such as nature, travel and outdoor photography, as well as for fashion and product photography. Not trying to sell a company or a product, but I am merely letting the members know what I use when taking high quality photos. This is just the best film for anything nature I have found, especially for macro and nature photography of any sort whatsoever. These photos are completely untouched, straight from my wife's Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Elph. I did not spend any time trying for perfection here as everyone has seen a pile or box of mushrooms. I use my good film, lighting, angles, and skills with wild growing species. I ove to get macros where you can get an idea of the background. I have a favorite morel photo that I may have posted years ago. These are just in the fridge. I use a Canon EOS 5 when I have film on hand. It is awesome for nature, as if you are panning photographing birds diving into the ocean to catch fish, for example. TRUE 5 frame per second SLR in a very rugged body make for quite a nice camera. Also not selling anything, just reporting. If you consider it spam, feel free to edit or remove what you see fit. I sometimes get carried away. I really should write a book. I am also considering bartering morels, especially if I find more. Email me when you get a chance if you want. You probably want to delete this next line in order to keep those who are not honest from getting any ideas. How do you secure your areas that you have forays? Say for instance you have a foray one year, and someone pays to go. What if they figure out when your hunt is going to be, and they decide to go hunt there a few days to a week before the planned hunt? I hope I have not given anyone any ideas, and I would delete this section if I were you, but I am curious how you secure your AO. Email me if you have the time. I think we could work together in some fashion. Not only am I aware of many honey-holes, am good in the woods, an excellent photographer, and consider myself at the level between advanced amateur and professional morel hunter, I could also be used in a security role. I am excellent at slipping through the woods silently, am extremely observany, and can disappear in an instant, and can be heavily armed (I carry a Glock as my sidearm, have an AR as my main battle rifle, and a Remington 700 5R Milspec chambered in .308 (or 7.62x51), which is mounted with a Leupold Mark 4 illuminated mil-dot reticle with 4-14 power (at $3,000, this rifle as set up is basically a poor-man's M-24), have a foldable and easily concealable Kel-Tek Sub 2000 which also take Glock magazines chambered in .40 S&W - same as my model 23. I usually carry anywhere from 300-500+ rounds on my tactical vest, depending on what I am shooting.). I own about 4 acres in Talking Rock, so I can shoot up to around 200 yards. I am writing this assuming that you will edit my post, but if not, so be it. Anyway, I have many interests outdoors besides mushroom-hunting (and yes, morels are by far my favorites). Also, I am having my aunt do experiments proving whether morels pop up and are born at their full size, or if they grow over a period of time. It does seem like the ones in her yard are growing, according to her. Give me a holler sometimes.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Janel
General Location: South western lower
International/State: Michigan
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 1
General Information: Bummer... Can't wait to start finding them!!!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Steve W.
General Location: Norttheast Cobb County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: Lots
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: assorted. My son found them but I have not ID'd them yet.
General Information: Take a look at this sucker. I found almost a dozen this large.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Kewlangel
General Location: SEK
International/State: Kansas
Morels Found: 38
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: none
General Information: Husband and kids went out.. hit normal spot only one. Decided to explore hit a honey hole!! Wish I didn't have to work but I sure did eat!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Steve W.
General Location: Norttheast Cobb County
International/State: Georgia
Morels Found: 10 pounds
False Morels: none
Other Mushrooms: assorted others
General Information: I waited way too late to go out this year, but my aunt had just found some in the prime of their life or smaller babies to mid-size last week in DeKalb County in the North Druid Hills area, so I decided to go hunting a few days ago and found just one, but it was late, as it was today. My son and I hunted from about 7:30-8:30 PM, but I found 75% of them within 15 minutes. The strange thing is that they have grown nearby, but never in this section of woods, ever. I did not go morel hunting today; I went morel picking. It was almost sad as there was very little challenge. Yes, I am an excellent hunter, and am better at it than many, but I do like the thrill of hunting them. I felt like I was in an orchard picking apples. I should not be disappointed, and as a matter of a fact I an very happy and thank the Lord for giving me the guidance to find them. Although most were near the end of their freshness, there were still some yellows growing up. I believe the season was vastly extended by the changing weather, with it going back between warm and cold, thus keeping the ground temperature near optimal for a season that was much longer than normal, plus we have had adequate to exess rainfall. Shame on me for waiting so late and being so lazy. Most of these were in dense cover as opposed to the riverbanks, so I am thinking it will be better to hunt on the shadier/colder areas. I wasted the season, but it is not over. I always throw the scraps and wash water in my back yard to seed, but rain probably washes the spores to the areas that are prone to flood during heavy rains, so therefore I may be indirectly responsible for this, but who knows. I have been doing it a number of years, so maybe they will take hold here. The season in Cobb County is not over, but it is coming to an end. Get out and hunt! Seeing as how many were hand sized or later, weight was more important than numbers, but I would say I got at least four dozen. I usually count them as I go, but I was cutting down 3-5 at a time, and shoving them in the bag as quickly as possible. I had to take it back to the Jeep and empty it out, and I quickly filled it up again. Chris, I don't remember, but I am pretty sure that they dehydrate pretty well. I have an inexpensive dehydrator that I have dried boletes and other in. What do you recommend? There are WAY too many to eat at once. I love them fried, but I am going to read some recipes and finish watching your video. Perhaps we should form some type of alliance. I know that you have far more experience than me, but I have found as much in less than an hour than in some of your forays, but you probably found many more than me. I have found a CONSISTENT indicator in the areas that I hunt which have NEVER been listed in ANY book I have ever read. Contact me by email if you are interested. Today's honey-hole was pure luck, and I wish I had gotten there 3-5 day earlier, but oh well. I have multiple methods I use for hunting. I could just about start my own forays, but I would not like to take business away from you. I am excellent in the woods, never get lost (once or twice I got turned around). Based on my finds today, I could surmise that I could probably find in excess of a hundred more pounds within the next few weeks. We are moving to Talking Rock, just north of Jasper (the city, not the county). I have never hunted in the mountains, so I have no idea if they grow up there. Email me if you want to talk more.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: taylor
General Location: boonsboro
International/State: Maryland
Morels Found: 3
False Morels: 1
Other Mushrooms: hen
General Information: Need some heat and a little more rain, its almost here!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: kyle
General Location: cedar grove. mostly shaded. damp flat ground
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: 20-30 small ones. white
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: many
General Information: Hopefully next week will bring some big ones.these were all really small.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: M Waller
General Location: South side Indy
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 137
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 1 elephant ear
General Information: Dead ash trees,live elm trees,Indianapolis area.Just popped up130 small blacks,7 grays biggest gray 4".Will taste good with my 15"croppies I caught the other day.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Sarah
General Location: Jacksonville
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 1.5
General Information: A lady told me these were bark morels. We found them in the gravel right next to our house. It's funny because we've looked for them before and haven't found anything, but apparently they are hunting us. We won't eat them because we aren't positive (which is a shame because it smells amazing!!!)...but I'll try to spread the spores around
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Sarah
General Location: Jacksonville
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 1.5
General Information: A lady told me these were bark morels. We found them in the gravel right next to our house. It's funny because we've looked for them before and haven't found anything, but apparently they are hunting us. We won't eat them because we aren't positive (which is a shame because it smells amazing!!!)...but I'll try to spread the spores around
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Brian
General Location: Pioneer, Amador County @ 4000'
International/State: California
Morels Found: 150
False Morels: 2
Other Mushrooms: 13 Bolete, 6 puffballs, 20 elfin saddles
General Information: Mix of yellow, gray & blacks in last summers logging area. Skid trails, slash/debris piles, burn piles, & skid rake rows. So far this season I've pulled over 1600 morels off this ridge.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: vic
General Location: jeff co
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 20
General Information: All about 1/2 inch just starting gonna go back tommorow and see if they grew
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Cj
General Location: mid east mo
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 11
General Information: South facing hillside mostly very small yellows one about 3/4in tall. they are here!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: EVILMUSHROOM
General Location: Weston MO
International/State: Missouri
Morels Found: 15
General Information: 13 little greys 2 little yellows and ran in to two friends who found a little over a pound
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Jason Thornton
General Location: Applegate valley
International/State: Oregon
Morels Found: 8
False Morels: 2
Other Mushrooms: Lots
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Jamie
General Location: Central Oklahoma
International/State: Oklahoma
General Information: Some of them are getting a bit dry, but most were still moist and ready! Had a blast!
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Julia
General Location: Northern Virginia
International/State: Virginia
Morels Found: 1
Other Mushrooms: 2
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: john
General Location: hamilton co.
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 10 grays
General Information: 10 grays and lots of little ones
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: john
General Location: hamilton
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 10 grays
General Information: 10 grays and lots of little ones coming up.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: John
General Location: hamilton co.
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: 10
General Information: 10 garys and lots of little ones coming up.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Frisco
General Location: Cloverdale
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 5
General Information: South hills at bottom found 5 mixed
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: hugh
General Location: central OH
International/State: Ohio
Morels Found: blacks and small yellows
Other Mushrooms: scarlet cup, devil's urn, deadly galerina, Coprinus
General Information: we're finding very nice blacks here, but the esculentas are still teeny tiny and not budging in this cool weather. All the ones I've seen have been around dead elms
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: michael bowden
General Location: corydon
International/State: Indiana
Morels Found: 13
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Very sporadic.... little groups of four...
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Randy
General Location: Crawford Co. Kansas
International/State: Kansas
Morels Found: 14
False Morels: 0
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: Found on top of hills that get alot of sun. 3 to 4 inch yellows. There was alot of little ones be ready for picking in a week or so. Just had lots of rain just need a few days of warm weather. Today was low 36 and high 66. Morel season is in full steam here in southeast kansas. Good luck all
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Tim
General Location: Cresaptown
International/State: Maryland
Morels Found: 22
General Information: A nice rainy day.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: mushroom insanity
General Location: east central Illinois
International/State: None_given
Morels Found: 34 black, 1 half-free
General Information: Found 35 black on the 17th with temps in the 70s. 5" of rain on the 18th. Found 20 on the 19th while being pelted with sleet and sliding down muddy hills. The temp was 37F. It's still early for the woods we hunt.
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Waiting in Central Illinois
General Location: East Peoria-Tazewell County
International/State: Illinois
Morels Found: 0
False Morels: 4
Other Mushrooms: 0
General Information: 4 Beefsteak
 

       
Date Reported: Apr 20, 2013  
Name: Todd Carter
General Location: United States
International/State: Kentucky
Morels Found: 22
General Information: Found around Sycamore's this morning, in Southeastern KY.