Hunting for Morel Mushrooms in the woods is something I have been doing as long as I can remember. I am pretty sure my parents had my sister and I out hunting, as soon as we were able to handle the terrain of the woods.
A special shout out on this post to my friend Carla, from The River. I hope that this might help you and your family find some morels in your neck of the woods!
You have to be patient when you are on the hunt.
A good place to look is by old elm trees.
Not sure if it's an elm tree? Better off to just look around it and be sure.
(Be sure to look under those Mayapples)
My grandpa says that the elm tree needs to still have bark on it for it to be an elm hot spot.
You have to keep your eyes open and be careful where you step.
They can be hidden by old leaves, pieces of bark, and many other pieces of nature.
Morels are not always in the deep cover of the woods. They can be in a grassy meadow.
Do you see it?
By the end of your trek, be it 30 minutes, or 3 hours as it was this day, I hope you have some delicious morels to take to the kitchen!
While you are looking for the ever elusive morel,
you are sure to see many other exciting signs of spring.
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