Any predictions/educated guesses on how the upcoming Morel season is going to play out? I've heard mixed predictions (early Spring, late Spring, dry Spring, wet Spring). This Winter has been crummy, to say the least.
Just don't want a rapid warm up and refreeze a la Spring 2010.
Gonna have to see how the rest of the spring plays out. This winter was pretty weird and at least for all the really cold parts we had snow cover as insulation on the ground so far. Too early to say as always. Won't really know until they start popping up. I thought last year was gonna be a killer and it ended up being a "meh" year.
I'm heading down south to Florida this weekend, driving through Georgia where it looks like some have been found already. I'll keep my eyes open. Would be nice to get an early start to the season, although I imagine the wife and kids won't let me take too much time to look.
Hi morel freaks! I'm back on the board and I predict this spring will be the DA BOMB for morels! Probably another big snow fall or two this month/early April and that is fine because the precip would be welcome.
Another long EM story... My friend Joe Skulan has told me many times that it was too bad I didn't start morel hunting one year earlier than I did because that year was the most amazing morel year; that was spring 2006. I started in 2007. A couple months back I heard a report that the winter hasn't been this warm since 2006 so I did some research and that winter, 2005/2006, was basically like this past winter has been. I didn't take a look at how the precipitation amounts compared though...should have done that...but it could be that this spring will be DA BOMB! Or so I theorize anyway. Two years ago I found my first morels April 23rd. I think this year will be that early if things continue as they are.
DEF DAN - Should we do a "guess the date" sort of game on here where everybody guesses the day they think the first morel among the board members, will be found? Maybe two games where we guess the date of the first WI morel is found as well..using the "other" board too. But on that board there are so many nameless people who lie about it so...maybe the rules have to be with a current newspaper, or cell phone (can that be faked?) whatever.