Sunday, March 30, 2014

Morel Mushroom hunt in central Oklahoma, 2014

No! No, I haven't found any yet! I haven't even looked. But I just found out today that this is morel mushroom season here, so I've done some reading. Here's what I've learned:
  • Look when the plums and redbuds are blooming, after rains. The plums and redbuds just started blooming here in the last few days. Rain is forecast for much of the next week.
  • Look in cedar thickets, under elms, in forest margins, in Johnson grass, and ditches/other moist areas.
  • The season can last 6 weeks or more.
So I'll be out this week to scout likely locations, and will report back.

UPDATE: Nothing to report. One of the warmest, driest springs in Oklahoma history. Try again next year.