It’s that time of the year – Morel hunting time! Last year was early, but this year is more par for the course and the season is promising to be good as there’s been a lot of moisture in southern Minnesota.
Lisa and I attended the annual Morel Mushroom Foray preparation meeting at the University of Minnesota tonight. If you think I’m crazy about mushrooms, or just plain crazy to want to eat wild mushrooms, well, okay. But I’m not the only one. There were well over a 100 people at the meeting tonight. Membership with the Minnesota Mycological Societyor MMS, is up. We’re new members as of last month. It’s a really good deal and it gets you out into the woods with some fun people. Memberships are Student: $15, Individual: $20, Family: $25
I’m excited about getting an early start this year with the MMS group. You might recall that I blogged about our foray in the fall to collect autumn specimens in Lebanon Hills regional park in Dakota County and that I found a 7 lb Hen of the Woods less than a mile from my front door.
We’re geared up for a couple of foraging expeditions in May. Have you ever foraged for wild mushrooms? Do you have any spots you’d care to share? We understand if you want to keep your place a secret, but otherwise we’d love to hear from you!