When: 2012-04-14

Collection location: Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

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Fruiting abundantly beneath lamp posts in grass sites and new development edges. Multiple flushes similar to this image. The “cement edge” sprouting is a fruiting phenomena from this species we’ve noticed over the last few years. We’ve also always seemed to find them only fruiting beneath lamp posts in new developments. They only fruit one season after construction/disturbance occurs-never find them the following season.

Temp: mid 60’s, sunny. Rained over an inch last week.

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Thanks Martin-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-04-15 22:04:46 CDT (-0400)

We ate about ten of the woodland Morchella rufobrunnea we collected at Millersylvania this weekend. Morels from this image are all being dehydrated. The ones we cooked were sauteed’ with a little butter and garlic and then eaten on toast with melted toscano cheese. Great way to start off spring!

Great shot Drew
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-15 20:31:26 CDT (-0400)

Do you have a report on the culinary experience of your collection?

I’d wager
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-15 10:58:01 CDT (-0400)

there was some beauty bark or chips laid down near those lamp posts. That’s what I grew Morchella on at my neighbor’s front yard in 1986. Key here is “new developments”, “construction/disturbance”, and “never find them the following season.” Sounds like a soil amendment added to the lawn, possibly to curb erosion.

Hey thanks Christian!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-04-15 00:35:45 CDT (-0400)
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-04-15 00:27:09 CDT (-0400)

That’s really making me jones for some Morchella in my life.
Great image!