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PostTue Apr 07, 2020 6:56 am 
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It is time to start looking for morels again! They should be going now, or soon, at lower elevations.
I will be social distancing while I go hunt for them tomorrow. No need to divulge any secrets but let us know if you see any!

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PostThu Apr 09, 2020 9:37 am 
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No sightings yesterday at Heyburn St Pk in Idaho...maybe a wee bit early?

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PostThu Apr 09, 2020 9:40 am 
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Early Morels on the westside.

Cottonwood morels in the Central WA area.

Morchella elata spores are still covered in snow.

Edit: But landscape morels in your recently applied beauty bark can appear on the westside now.

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PostThu Apr 09, 2020 9:47 am 
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Schenk wrote:
No sightings yesterday at Heyburn St Pk in Idaho...maybe a wee bit early?

I'd say so. I've been poking around too and haven't seen any.
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PostWed Apr 15, 2020 7:17 am 
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A buddy says that morels begin to appear here in north Idaho about the same time as ticks... early May. I've found a tick but no shrooms so far. Still below freezing at night so that may be the reason.

A couple of pics from last May.

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PostSun Apr 19, 2020 8:43 am 
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I got really sick last year from morels.  As did a few other people I know (separate mushroom forages).  Bit nervous to eat them this year.  Did anyone else get sick last year?
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PostSun Apr 19, 2020 10:53 am 
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There's lots of info on the web to the effect that morels must be sufficiently cooked to be safe.  Also important to distinguish them from the species called "false morel", which look similar.

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PostTue Apr 21, 2020 6:27 am 
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Apparently consuming morels (and a few other edible varieties) with alcohol can also trigger some adverse reactions in some individuals.
I have never had a problem and I do make sure they are cooked thoroughly (usually with butter and/or olive oil and garlic or shallots..mmmmmm!)

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PostTue Apr 21, 2020 12:56 pm 
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Schenk wrote:
Apparently consuming morels (and a few other edible varieties) with alcohol can also trigger some adverse reactions in some individuals.

Some symptoms are related to alcohol. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00275514.1978.12020326?journalCode=umyc20

But not all. https://www.fungimag.com/fall-2015-articles/LR%20Morcella24_25.pdf
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PostMon Apr 27, 2020 7:17 am 
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Still looking, and still hoping to test this myself! Off and on rain for 2 days so maybe some will start showing up.

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PostTue May 05, 2020 7:55 am 
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Bagged a bunch of them, finally! Nice ones, blondes, greys, and black morels too. All forest mushrooms, no burn mushrooms.
2000' elevation on western aspects in damp protected spots, all under small fir trees mixed with brush and small open areas with a nice mat of needles.

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PostTue May 05, 2020 8:22 am 
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You lucky dog!  One of these days I'm gonna learn how ...     up.gif  up.gif

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PostSun May 10, 2020 9:29 am 
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And another couple of banner days hunting these things. At my normal rate of consumption I have dried and vacuum sealed enought to keep me supplied well into the next season and beyond.

Anne Elk,
Have faith, you'll find them if you just go looking! Once your start seeing them you will find more as your "eye" becomes accustomed to their patterns and shapes. I frequently spot them from 30-40 feet away by seeing their silhouette. I also walk right past them and it pays to turn around and look where you have been when you find a few. I usually dedicate a full day to look for them. I covered 6 miles in 6 hours on a recent foraging, but 1 of those miles took 4 hours after I spotted one then combed the area and then found dozens and dozens.
Recently logged, thinned, and burned areas, can be good spots to look, as well as the adjacent areas. They seems to show up in the first and second season after those events. This year I had the best luck in an area where they thinned out the small "fuel" trees and left the larger pines, firs, and occasional cedar. They were in the wetter, flat, spots next to firs or among the downed firs. Almost invariably they came up through a nice mat of mostly needles. Once and awhile they will be standing alone, proudly, in some green moss and in proximity to morels in the other spots
You might find a few morels walking trails or forest roads as they do come up in disturbed soils. If you see one along a trail or road then search off trail, uphill and downhill and all around, as they are usually part of a larger (I'll probably use the wrong word here) "colony", or mycelium, which is beneath the surface of the soil.

GOOD LUCK!

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PostFri May 15, 2020 6:04 pm 
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I have a spot in my yard where white morels grow every year. Usually about 6 or so grow each year. This year I have found only 1 morel.

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PostSun Jul 12, 2020 1:13 pm 
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I'm not a mushroom fan but I randomly found a few morels yesterday. How do I clean them? Any recommendations for cooking? They might go well in my left over Mac and cheese.
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