Well I decided to go hunt that poplar stand that I found that little black in last year and on the same hillside about 50' from where I found that black last year... look what I found this morning !
First here is a shot from a distance. I guess that is sort of a classic place to find a morel. That is a poplar tree that it was growing under and it was in a bare spot of dirt directly under the tree trunk (which had sort of been blown over years ago).
That sounds right. If you find more and soak them in the sink save that water too.
It normally takes two years for the mushrooms to come up where you put the morel spore water. My buddy and I poured a gallon of morel spore water around his apple trees that never had morels before. Two years later he picked dozens right where we poured the water. I have tried it in the woods around ash and elm and it worked too. I tried it in my back yard at the base of a cottonwood and the base of a sugar maple but it did not work that time. 2 successful attempts out of 3 ain't too bad thou.
Found over 20 small yellows so far. Some were fresh and some were a week old. All are in the thumb size range which is small. It got hot so quick it is an early year but I am not sure how this year will be on qty and quality in some areas. I would speculate that this week should be prime in TN.
Been dry here in PA. Been picking black morels this past week. Looks like the peak for blacks here in PA will be this week. Also found some small yellow it will be a busy couple weeks. By weight not as good as last year but not bad so far. Happy Hunting