Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Too Busy Picking to Post

If I am not working, then I am in the woods, so don't expect posts every day like in the past. The morels came early this year and it messed up my plans, as I try to focus my work in late March to get done with projects. That way I can take time off to hunt in April. Now trying to hunt and get all of those projects complete is not allowing me to post as often as i wish I could.

The morels are definitely up across Missouri and I have gotten reports from several of you. I really appreciate hearing about the excitement of a good morel hunt or find, so please keep them coming. Here are a few from the last last week:
  • Snuffdiper hauled in a nice mess of yellows in Mid-MO.
  • Jenny from Northern Boone county who had very little luck finding morels in her usual places last year found her first on March 25, which she noted was about three weeks earlier than normal on her farm.
  • David from near Ozark reported finding 12 greys on the 23rd.
Since I don't have a lot of time to write, picture speak a thousand words. Here are a variety of videos and photos from the last week of hunting. It is turning out to be a good year.

When you find them they seem to be hanging out in nice groups.

Another nice grouping.

A couple of smaller greys hiding out in the grass and leaves.

This is what will happen to those greys if you let them grow a few days. They will turn into nice yellows. That is if you can leave them alone without fear of someone else grabbing them.

And finally look everywhere. These beauties were growing right out of the bank for all to see.

Here is a nice patch I was lucky enough to stumble across.

And another. It has been one of those seasons. They aren't everywhere YET, so you have to walk a bit to find them, but when you do, you usually find quite a few.

Keep on looking and if you haven't found any yet, don't get discouraged. Some areas are just starting to come to life.

Here is the final money shot. This was just what I was able to get last Saturday.

1 comment:

Rowena... said...

The money shot indeed. What fantastic photos. Fresh morels are not something that I am ever likely to see where we live, so I pay out the extra for dried ones.