First morel of the 2012 season found in a spot we usually don’t begin harvesting until late April. Apparently the harsh/extended winter did not affect Morchella fruiting in Olympia negatively.

Fruiting in grass under unkown(non native to my knowledge) deciduous tree.

Temp: 60, sunny.

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Hey Debbie-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-04-09 10:51:10 WIB (+0700)

Totally in an urban setting… Unlike the M.importuna that are here one season and then never seen again in recent construction sites and developments, these have popped up in this location for three seasons now. Pretty surprised at how early they arrived this season due to the monster snow storm/cold weather we’ve encountered.

Hope you are fillin baskets with plenty this season down in the bay area!

grass morels…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-09 01:00:20 WIB (+0700)

seem to be the happening thing all along the west right now (at least in CA and WA!).

basically, an urban area?

By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-04-08 23:19:49 WIB (+0700)

A day(or two) definitely can make a huge change… We’ve been having mixed snow/rain/hail for the past few weeks with temps below 50 off and on… And this weekend was the first jump into the 60’s- just glad spring is finally here!!!

Hope u have good luck and strike it big in the East this season!

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-08 16:34:41 WIB (+0700)

That looks very promising! We have nothing here. Too dry I guess. It could all change tomorrow, right?