"season" can occur as early as late March
and can last until mid to late May in higher locations.
Black morel usually will be found first and you
will find them for about three weeks. Yellows or
whites come next and can last about four weeks.
These seasons usually overlap, with the yellows
starting when the blacks come to an end. Same for
yellows overlapping grays. Grays typically mean
the end of the season.
begin to appear when the soil reaches a consistent
temperature of about 53°. That's generally when
you have a week of nighttime temperatures in the
50’s. It is possible for a season to yield
few or no Morels.
the mayapples start to flatten out
the redbuds are in bloom
the tulip poplar leaves are the sizes of a silver
the dogwoods bloom
the violets bloom
the spicebush has leaves
the trillium blooms
the oak leaves reach the size of a squirrel’s
ear, it's time for yellows
you see squaw root, it is near the end of morel
Trees that are known to associate with morels in
this area are tulip poplars, ash, hickory, dead
or dying elms, cherry, apple, striped maple, grapevines
is a key to morel growth. Rainfall, including the
preceding year, the months leading up to, and during
morel season have a major impact on morels. Natural
swales and valleys are good places to look because
water always runs downhill. The floodplains of small
streams are another. Even small depressions can
hold enough extra moisture to produce morels. The
place where a steep slope meets relatively level
ground is another potential good spot also along
streams. Moisture in the general area, along with
the right trees are the spots to hunt in Adams County.