Morel season just starting in Pennsylvania

It has been a warm couple of weeks and we seem to have had a bit more rain than normal. With the warm evenings the soil temperature will have been rising from frozen into the 50’s Fahrenheit.  This is all good news for morel hunters. People track a lot of other spring events like redbud flowering,  may apples and asparagus sprouting that coincide with Morel season.  I haven’t seen any of those signs yet but it is only a matter of days to a weeks time. I have been monitoring the Morel Hunters website and saw that the first morel in PA had been reported on the 15th April in Bedford county. The morel hunters website has links to rainfall and soil temperature maps provided by the national weather service as well as message boards and other useful information.

While we wait for morels there are lots of other events coming up this week. Mushroom walks on Saturday and Sunday and two mushroom cultivation workshops. Earth Day in Frick Park is this Sunday and our second meeting of  the year on Tuesday 21st April with guest speaker Dr. Sarah Meiss from the California University of Pennsylvania. I look forward to seeing you are some of these events.

 

14 Comments on “Morel season just starting in Pennsylvania

  1. I live in Upper St. Clair and am originally from farm country in southern Indiana. I have family & friends that live near Collinsville/Troy Illinois. Have received several Facebook photos of Morels already found in that area, apparently they are abundant this year. I always hunt them here (in USC), but last year found very few. The last week of April & first week of May always seems to be the best time here. Hope to find some this year!!!

  2. Found 18 morels today in Upper St Clair. All were nice size, found in one spot around dead elm.

  3. I just found 18 morels today near a few apple trees.near North Park.

    • I found 14 morels tonight near NP with some real big ones. 37 so far.

  4. I went huntung today and yesterday and got 50 total but only about 40 are worth while… uniontown PA

    • hey im anthony from uniontown 440-452-7317 send me a text we can talk mushrooms i was out today only found few wilted ones thanks hope to hear from u

  5. Found 36 this morning. Medium size. Blair county, Altoona. I think I’m turning into one.

  6. Found 28 today. Lots of smaller ones but several Giants. Altoona area.

  7. Just wondering are morels still find able in Pennsylvania

    • There may be a few late season morels around but the season is ore or less finished. On the good side Boletes have been spotted in Western PA!

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