Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rainy Days Bring on Small Grays


We have been lucky to have some cloudy rainy days just as temps went up in the mid-80s. Yesterday's rainy day really got things started. Things are still small and it looks like temps are going to cool down and be more moderate along with even more rain. This is only a good sign of things to come.


Now don't get all excited, you are not going to pick a bag yet. I covered most of these up and left them to get bigger. Next weekend should be the perfect time to start looking and bringing back sackfuls. I think it is going to be a good year here in Mid-MO.



Here is the date shot for all you Show-Me people. Sorry I forgot to get a paper while I was at Hy-Vee. I was lost getting cream and thinking of the venison loin topped with morel cream sauce. I assure you we picked these today.



Now the ones in the photo below that Camo was so gracious enough to fry me up along with some catfish were from GA. Thanks Camo for the fine meal. That made a perfect end to a lot of walking.



Here is a video of the first finds of the day. Always nice to start the day finding a patch like this. We looked around and didn't see much so we went to check another area


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Here is the prettiest cluster of little greys I have ever had to cover. Will be back for them later.

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Here is a video of some of the biggest (2 1/2 inchers) that we saw.

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This is only the beginning. This time next week it will be on.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to say that where I find reds there may be greys?

ahistory said...

You could, but I usually find reds near rotten and decaying wood. Yellows/greys can be anywhere.

Anonymous said...

you are a better man than i to cover those up! to think that someone might stumble upon those and youll never see their glory. there will always be more, though. r u in columbia, or further south? seems like here in stl/st. charles we always hit them about a week after you.
sustainable forager

Anonymous said...

Been finding reds for about 3 days in Stl/st Charles area and now probably going tomorrow to look for grays. I'll post if I find some tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I had a false morel show up in my front yard today so my husband and I went out looking but didn't see anything. Can't wait to get out Friday to try and find some! I am near Boonville. My husband and I have been trying to find these the last couple of springs with no luck. Hopefully this is our year!

Anonymous said...

I found 3 in blue springs . About a inch tall, they came up last ngt or this morn

Anonymous said...

Found about 120 good sized grays today between a buddy and me in southwest Missouri

Anonymous said...

My wife and I have been hunting the past 4 days, all we can seem to find is mayflowers. Are the morels out around Lake Ozark yet?

Anonymous said...

Found another 75 good grays this morning in SW MO

Carrie said...

7 grays on a short walk in newton county today!

mrogers07 said...

I found five little greys in my front yard!