Looked in a few spots on my land yesterday. Found 37. 9 were a bit rotten. Greys and small yellows. End of this week will probably be the peak here in SW PA. Many years back in SW PA, the peak was around the first week of May. It hasn't been that way here for some years now, as the early heat brings them on earlier.
Went out from 5:30 - 7:00 (Pens game) last evening. Gathered about 80 more.. About 1/3 Greys and the rest yellers. Most about 3", but came across 6 or so real stuffer size. Was shocked to see yellows of that size already.
Temps cooling off, whish is a VERY good thing. Heat kills 'em.
That's pretty good for your first time. Congrats. I will be traveling to a friend's spot in MD Friday. We usually do pretty well there. I'm hoping we end up with around ten lbs. The conditions have been perfect there.
I'm headed back to the same area tomorrow. We had some rain this morning so I'm hoping it jumpstarts some more. There's a whole other creek valley I didn't get to explore last night that looked very similar to the one I found these in. These were all around dead elm trees. I had a hen turkey scare the crap out of me when she took off 3 feet from me. She was sitting on 11 eggs. I had stumbled on this area by dumb luck. A few weeks ago, I had had watched a video on identifying areas and habitat morels like. I went to this creek bottom to set a minnow trap. I started looking around and saw several indicators the video showed. I told my mushroom hunting buddy about the area (he's the one who gave me the link to the video). He stopped by real quick Sunday to check it out and picked a good pile not far off of the road. He called and told me I was dead on so I went back last night. We're going together tomorrow after work.
Am fortunate to have Morels growing at the back of our property. Between an Ash tree and Ash tree stump.
Going to pick some tomorrow. Wife has been watching them since Friday.
Here's the spot out back...
Morels like to hide...
Yeah, I liked it. It was small. I thought it tasted somewhat like sheep head. I read the bigger they are the less tasty. There was a real small one growing next to where I got this one. It should be pretty good today.