The first morels of 2014 have been found in California on January 8!
(Click pictures to enlarge)
*Disclaimer - MorelMania.com makes no effort to verify
the authenticity of the sightings posted.
**Submission of any images acknowledges that MorelMania may use the images
at our discretion.
Please remember to include the state in your sightings submission so that updates can be done as soon as possible.
Email Issues: We've been having some inbound email issues on and off for the last few weeks. If you have submitted a sighting and you do not see it posted, please send it in again.
We look forward to everyone's sightings and wouldn't want to miss any!
Spotted it 1-5-14 - A single morel growing in the front lawn! Monrovia CA 91016 ~Conrad
First morel of the year posted by Chris M! Somewhere in Georgia.~Chris M.
Northern IL ~Brett
25 lbs ~Scott
Found another nice batch, almost 70, still coming up fresh. Tazewell County, IL ~ BJ
These were hunted on 5/11/14 in Brown County, Illinois 15lbs found by Troy G. and Troy R.~Troy
Found close to 50 morels, all mostly fresh. Tazewell County, IL ~ BJ
Another fruitful Friday in Ogle County! 300 around one tree (like morel carpeting!) with a total for the day of 351. Converted to 8.75 pounds of yellows and a few greys. We are looking forward to a Mother’s Day Hunt and hope we see some more bounty! ~Linda
Two hours in Knox County, IL yielded lots of grays, and some good sized yellows today. The yellows were so fresh they may have popped overnight with the warm nighttime temperatures. ~Norm
Results from the Midwest Morel Fest - Ottawa, IL: James Lippold, of Ottawa, found the largest morel mushroom in Saturday's Midwest Morel Fest Championship Hunt, received the $500 in prize money. Randy Dedecker received the $200 grand champion prize. Randy found 172 morels. And $75 prizes went to Bob Wise for men's first place; Agnes Ciezadlo for women's first place; Robert Rzepien for men's second place and Wendy Reckers for women's second place. ~Tom Nauman
Our family has found over 300 shrooms over the weekend. Hoping for even more! Near Rockford, IL Ogle County ~Linda
4 full bags 14.8 lbs mixed. . No monsters ~Jeff
Same mushrooms as my previous picture. I would say doubled if not tripled in size in a week and a half. Wilmington il. ~Kristie and Kyle
Bagged 400+ on Friday Joliet area ~Dave P
1st pick of the year in Illinois ~Cody
63 greys were bagged today, may 1. ~Dave P.
Found 5 in warren county northeast of Monmouth. 4 greys, 1 yellow all small ~KC
Morels near Yorkville, Il
Found 10 small Greys in my front yard. Excited to hunt for the "Mother Load"! ~Kyle+Kristie Wilmington Illinois
Rolling right along 36 more found today!!! Happy hunting! ~Josh
Found 66 today in Illinois! Can't wait for the yellows to start coming out! Happy hunting! ~Josh
Found a few small grey's today! Season finally has begun!~Josh
Found 212 on May 4th in Northern Indiana near Warsaw, IN. Many in clusters like these. ~Rick
Found 212 morels on May 4th (my birthday) near Warsaw , In ~Rick
Found 4lbs today after work...NE....big fresh greys. ...good luck!! ~Clint
Mmorels in iowa this is josh found 30 greys today with curly, should of found more if curly would keep his hands off my junk. ~Matt
SE Kansas: They are still visiting but they may leave soon. Forest floor growing fast with weeds, brush and grass getting tall making it difficult to find 'em. Not much rain to speak of either ... season nearing end. "Forest GroundCam", attached. ~Kent
Season has not been great but they are still visiting ... just got to go look for 'em. ~Kent
Here is a picture you can post on your sightings page. Its the first one found by David E. this year.
Eastern KY ~Tim
These morels were found in Oakland County. There were low numbers if them but they are among the biggest I have ever seen! ~Bailey
I visited a local mother tree over the holiday weekend and had success for the second year in a row. The blinds and brows were plentiful! Try your luck in Oakland County! ~Bailey
Morels are up in Cheboygan county Michigan. Photo by Bob W. ~Doug W.
SHROOMATION! I did a run out to one of my favorite mushroom spots that is known to have both half-free (Morchella semilibera) and yellow morels (Morchella esculenta). Found 7 half-free morels, so the yellows are not too far behind. This marks the beginning of the morel season for me! ~Mark S.
First small Morels we found in far northern Michigan this year. Still snow on the ground in the woods. Almost a month later than prior years. Picture from Bob Wiser. ~Doug
Later start here in Minneapolis due to harsh winter and lack of spring but May 15 was worth the wait Over 100 black/grey and yellows under two dead elms…bonanza!!! ~Kevin K
2 blacks were found in one area, another produced 7 small greys. Just starting south of St. Louis in the highlands ~Joel
They are starting to pop up in KC area. Near Greenwood MO. ~Garrett
These were found by my friend's son near Springfield, MO on April 21.
Mark p here from kc mo found 4 small greys on April 16 good luck too all. ~Mark P.
Found right in my yard, these grow every spring around a stump of an apple tree. Florham Park, NJ ~Sandee
Greetings from Lebanon County, PA! They are finally popping! Found about 150 browns, grays, yellows the last few days!! Happy hunting to all!! ~Kathy
It's on in Pittsburgh, p.a. found 7 today ~Gregg
Found 3 black morels under old apple trees on April 30 while dodging raindrops. Ambridge, PA is about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh on the Ohio River. ~Edward
yyeeahhh! found 12 black morels in Huntingdon County Pa. My son Shane, his girlfriend & I found them. ~Bruce
Found 100 mushrooms in dover tn on saturday
Found 5 small ones in Tipton county Tn ~Jeff
Hello Uncle Tom. I found this mushroom growing next to my gas meter. Would this be a morel? I hear they grow in the area ~Joe
Response from Tom - The answer is, yes, it's a morel.
Found about 50 yesterday and today of all varieties in Washington DC. Greys, blacks, yellows, half free and morchella deliciosas. We need a 1/2 inch to 3/4 rain and the woods will explode! ~ Goose Machine Hunting Brigade
Found these the other day in Philippi, WV. Hoping we can find some more before they go out of season again! ~Jennifer
Jackson County, WV - Took my kids and husband out to our usual spot; sunny, grassy spot in poplar/ash woods. Found 32 black morels and 3 small yellow morels. The yellows aren't up yet in my most reliable patch. Try again next week. Too cold yet. ~Amanda W.
Found in Dodgeville, WI. Today, May 5, 2014. Followed by another batch of about 50 in Fennimore, WI. ~Alyse
Hi: All: found my first morels of the year in S,W, Wisconsin: Good Luck All: ~Jim
British Columbia, Canada
Has been slow coming but today May 8 was my first sighting of Morchella esculenta sp. just a week after seeing the first elata or black. ~UL
Hello Tom, Has been a long cold winter, morel season is at least 2 weeks late. Today May 1st spotted my first two tiny Blacks, Morchella elata species, just north of Toronto. Hope will be a grand season for everyone. ~U/L