When: 2016-05-04

Collection location: Morris Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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Notes:
Mature fruit bodies. Same exact 100 square yard patch as obs 237246 . No other morels found at this location on 5-3-16.

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Thanks for the info, Dave
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-05-05 00:29:44 EDT (-0400)

This is telling me that it’s early for the “blondes” at least in some locations in Morris Co. I have a spot there, too, that used to be very productive, but it fizzled out several years ago due to some environmental factors, thought weather might have played a role, too. I haven’t been there in at least two years, so it might be worthwhile to visit this old haunt next week. Back it 2008 or 2009 I was finding lots of morels there in mid-May. The “blondes” in my area have just finished fruiting.

Only eight of these.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-05-05 00:16:17 EDT (-0400)

Same fruiting as obs 237246, only over two weeks later. One of these was left in-situ on 4/19.

Not a single yellow morel on this date (5/3/16), and I checked lots of likely spots. Trees leafed out, and plenty of moisture present. Soil temp must have dropped below critical level.

Nice find, Dave
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-05-04 22:24:26 EDT (-0400)

How big was your haul this time?