Man it has been nice and warm and rained most of this week.
Got to be getting right for morels.
I have seen more red buds blooming this week to.
This evening after work I took a 45 minute stroll down to look over several of my ginseng beds, but found no 3 leafers up yet.
No mayapple either and there is some right there in my beds.
I looked hard around several big poplar and mossy bottom big old hickory trees but found no morels.
This week I took Latt's advice and made me a \"decoy morel\". I printed out a pic of that little black I found last year and cut it out and laminated it. Now I can set it down in the leaves and back up and spot it.
Here is what it looks like.. see if you can spot it in the pic below.
Also - I am going to hunt a big river bottom area tomorrow morning. It has some huge old poplar trees, sycamore and hickory all along a black top road that leads down to the river. I expect there may be some ash and elm in that area too, not sure but likely in that river bottom area.
It used to be a place where the manufactured pig iron back in the 1800's too, so should be metal deposits around.
There are several small streams and ditch lines that feed into the river there.
TN... looks good, when I saw the pic before reading I thought you found one.LOL.. Yep they are Devil Urns. You should find Black Morels in that area for sure that's the area's you want to look for. Good Luck!!
TN.. Check the roadway first like right off the blacktop. If the roadway is on a slope check area's where water runs off and casts soil (Think Disturbed soil area's) check those creek run off area's where soil is moved around. Hunt those TP tree area's don't worry about the elm and others just yet that's were you'll find the yellows and they will not be out yet.