Yesterday morning it was bird first, shrooms after. Been a slow and tough year for picking, so way behind where we would normally be here in pounds harvested. I don’t expect to get a lot more based on what I’ve seen. As for yesterday, 24 lbs of turkey, 6 lbs of shrooms. I hope to get out a few more times for morels. No more turkeys.
This is already a bit late but lilac time and apple blossom time. Lone Rock and about
all of the counties of SW Wisconsin. U P and Rock Island Wi. off Washington Island.
It has been years ago but try these as well, old unattended orchards. Watch the tall grasses as the tend to hide. A fresh warm rain helps a lot. State parks but watch for Ticks.
Warning, get permission to trespass. Property owners have no mercy when it comes to morels.
Strange season indeed. Usually first week of may is my best week in southern Wisconsin. We have found many halfs the last two weeks and the woods certainly felt too dry...finally found some small true morels midweek, then, after the heavy rain in a spot I checked sat...Monday found these....much easier to spot the yellows compared to the little guys.... I expect lots this week.....good luck and spray for ticks
Picked 10 this morning before work in NE part of the state. A mix of blacks and greys. Will be back at tonight and tomorrow afternoon.
Checked WI River bottoms near Mazomanie...nada...should've found a few at least....still too early?
Used tick spray on clothing. Did not pick up a single one.
Pants tucked into rubber boots as well...need to get a pair of knee highs for summer....1000grams of insolation was a bit much.
Couldnt wait till tomorrow so went out for a couple hours after the rain. Checked an area loaded with elms from living to on the ground checked every elm and apple i could find from next to a swamp to up on ridges. Nothing to show for it but scratches and a bunch of ticks.
According to my mycology contact, pheasant backs are in full go mode in NE WI. Might still be a bit early for morels but it should be soon.