So, we seem to be having the desired rain but now a cool spell is in for nearly a week. Will that delay the onset of morels popping up? I've hunted them a good bit but never with professional advice and had a lot of dry days of no finds. Will the ground hold the temperature good enough to keep them popping up?
they may keep coming but its going to slow them way down. 1 or 2 nights aint bad ,but here in ILL.this will be our 4th night and the worst[temp. down to 31 tonight]this week..aint going to help a bit grys and blacks are about done..yellow sponge is our hope now..but they are say below normal temps. till the first week in may:angry:
I think all hope may not be lost yet. I'm in Ohio and have found them as late as early June after blackberries have quit blooming. There's so many different species all with different times to come up that I would think you still may see some. Our redbuds just came to full bloom at my higher elevation and have been a week in the Ohio River Valley. I noticed the low elevation dogwoods in full bloom and just yesterday at my elevation they are just opening and not really white yet. Maybe the cold will buy us time?? (Thinking positive!)
Thanks for the reports. With you being in Illinois one would think they would be showing in Ohio. I'll go out this weekend to another area in the county north of me where we found softball sized ones one year and enough to full two paper grocery bags. The area on my property may well have had it's lifespan spent. This daggone cold weather just won't stop harassing us!