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Apr 30, 2013 11:20 AM

Morels 2013

Saw my first morel this past weekend! Hope to get out hunting this weekend.
Any other sightings?

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  1. last week at Russo's - haven't checked this week (going tomorrow).

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    1. re: teezeetoo

      Awesome! I actually meant wild and outdoors, but I can see I wasn't clear.

      1. re: justbeingpolite

        how great - good hunting. my memory is that they grow well around apple trees but it's been years since I've foraged.

        1. re: teezeetoo

          I find them around downed elm trees.

    2. I spotted some in Haverhill on the trail that goes around Kenoza Lake. They were still a little small but they should be ready for picking this weekend.

      I'm hoping to walk out of there with about 15 to 20 of them this weekend.

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      1. re: Infomaniac

        Not if I beat you to them! Just kidding, I think you're the first mushroom hunter I know of who's ever disclosed a precious hunting ground (most seem to be rather Gollum-like). I will now share a prime maitake location: behind the carwash on route 9 in Natick. At the base of the big tree there is a maitake the size of a truck tire in the fall. Might be not be well "seasoned," though I did eat a clean looking chunk of it one year.

        There a spot on my lawn where one sad little morel comes up some years, so I'll have to check it.

        1. re: nsenada

          There are plenty of them if you know where to look.

          I noticed over a dozen of them the one spot I looked at last weekend and that wasn't even my regular spot.

          I just got a tip today too.... in the woods off one of the holes at Far Corners Golf Course in Boxford there were dozens of them.

      2. I found some one year in the mulch along the row houses on Beacon t opposite the Commons. But watch out for doggy do....

        Just for those who aren't in the know there is a false morel which is poisonous or will at least make some people sick. Please know what you are picking.