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. 

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.


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.