posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:53 AM
It is that Time of the Year
The morel mushroom is one of favorites, and for me it is an annual sign that spring has sprung. Time to break out the old walking stick and head for
the hunting grounds in search of what locals call merkles
, some say it is a country way of saying miracle
others say it is of German
origin since many of the first settlers from my area were from Germany.
There are many places where they can be found, around Elms, Sycamores and many others, but for me, I have my best luck searching near yellow poplars
in deep leaf litter. like this...
You can find them in singles like above though many times if you get lucky
you can find mulitples like this group...
These images were a little taste of last year's hunts I hope to add some current pics should I be successful in my first hunt of the year coming in
the next few days.
If you are a merkle
hunter, please share your stories, pics, tips and best of all tell us how you prepare your morels for eating.
Me? I love a nice helping of morels served next to a perfectly grilled ribeye steak
I can't wait to get to the hunting grounds...
Good luck this season
[edit on 4/16/2009 by JacKatMtn]