Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hunting Morels

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.

Sharing this at:


  1. Love your shots! I'm learning some new stuff weekly from you my friend! Can't wait to see what you do with these beauties!!!

  2. wow, what an awesome foraging, lovin morel all the way...
    Simply damn delicious!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

  3. Hi Kris,
    Thank you for this special post. I do appreciate it. This will help!
    Thank you so much,

  4. How very cool, Kris! You are lucky to have great things growing wild around you! I would just enjoy the quiet, reflective trek in the woods! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the morels. Awesome photos! : )

  5. This is so cool! I love the idea of hunting for my own morels, that would be awesome!

  6. wow...this is so amazing! I wish I knew how to hunt edible mushrooms.

  7. my brother used to hunt mushrooms to sell to a local restaurant--he was ahead of the locavore craze! :)

  8. Yum! I love Morels and have hunted for them myself. They sure cost a lot in stores.

  9. I got really excited because I thought I had found a morel at the edge of the woods by my house, but it turned out to be hollow & my daughter said it wasn't a real morel. Bummer!

    1. Real morels are hollow! I wish I had a picture of one cut in half to show you. Here is a link for you, scroll down to "How to Identify Morel Mushrooms". Hope this helps!

  10. Morels are so neat looking. Thanks for posting. Hello from Clever Chicks Blog Hop.