Thursday, March 03, 2011
Spring Already? I Guess It's Time to Get Back to Blogging
Would you believe if I told you that the first morel was found a few short days ago? Not in Missouri mind you, but the first in the US for 2011. Some of you who impatiently await the news of any morels in the US may be surprised by this. It is actually quite late for the first one to be reported. They usually show up in southern and northern California in January.
So the lateness of the report may be surprising, but actually it is early. According to the morel report map, currently being maintained by Chris Mattherly at the Morel Mushroom Hunting Club the first reported find of 2011 was in Knoxville TN. (Photo above from the hunting club report board, submitted by Ed). Yes, you heard me right. Just one state away. That means the morels are soon on their way and that I had better get all my work done around the house and at the office so I can sneak out when the picking is good.
It is also time for me to turn my attention back to the blog. I have been meaning to do a lot of updates and posts but winter was a busy one. Expect more posts and easier ways for you to follow them in the coming weeks.
For now just do you best to keep that morel fever at bay. It has only just begun and won't really start boiling until that first week of April.