Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Time for Trumpets

Morel season came and went fast this year. I am sure the early start caught quite a few people off guard, but I hope everyone was able to make it out and at least find a few.

As we move on to other mushrooms the early season continues. I was down at the Lake last Friday and had some extra time so I took a quick walk around a local state park down there. Mush to my surprise and delight, I found a nice mess of black trumpets. they were only showing up on the southern and eastern facing slopes, but as you can see there were quite a few in some places. 

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I only picked the larger ones. There were lots of little ones I left behind but I still came out with about a pounds worth. Not bad considering I have never seen trumpets this early in May before. They usually don't show up until the last week of May or early June.

And trumpets weren't all that I found. I picked a couple of mature cibarius minor or small chanterelles. I also saw quite a few common yellow chanterelle buttons just starting out. With all the rain we got early this week, by next weekend at least the southern parts of Mid-MO should be ripe for the pickings. Be sure you don't miss out. And use bug spray when you go. The ticks are looking to be bad this summer.


5 comments:

Mycologista said...

Trumpets! YES!

Crystal Beshore said...

WHERE ARE YOU!! MORELS FOUND?? Not here in Nevada, Missouri! I have tick bites and blisters on my timer-trompin' feet..BUT NO MUSHROOMS...A couple slime molds and brier lacerations ain't gonna make super!

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Anonymous said...

Ah I found you..I saw your post a lot last year. This is Tina from Columbia..I have not found any yet.But sure it won't be long.. Happy Hunting.

Weston Kemper said...

Found 25 Yellow Morels from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in between Hallsville and Centralia MO.