Morels: Environment Info Please. ?Woods ?Margins?
taykra at philk.iii.net
Thu May 11 15:20:52 EST 1995
I want to again hunt for morels. I am in Central Massachusetts. The only
I found them (lots) was under the proverbial apple tree, grassy, w/
poison ivy also hanging out with them.
Some of you successful hunter/gatherers have said "Get out into the Woods".
1. Are morels found in woods? or Wood margins/edges?
2. Associated trees/plants? e.g. Oak leaf litter? Grassy/gil-over-the
ground, ferns? Specifically, what sorts of flora are they found growing
around? (?Grassy knolls ;-)
3. How long do they persist, or "flush" (if that's correct lingo).
4. This is the time of year (week earlier) when I found them in Mass.)
just when the PJMs and forsythia have started, and the oak leaves are just
Could/would someone give me some precious clues about what type of micro
environment to search in.
5. I know some mushrooms just appear very quickly, almost, if not,
"overnight". e.g. meadow mushrooms. parasols; Whereas, others, like
Chanterelles hang around for a while and seem to develope slowly.
How are morels? Fast? Slow? to "pop up" Thanks folks and happy hunting.
CT taykra at philk.iii.net
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