Moral Mushroom Season In Michigan

@kelly60 (4548)
United States
May 9, 2007 2:22am CST
My youngest son found his first moral mushroom yesterday, and I hadn't even taken him out hunting for them. He was wandering around the yard when he discovered that they were growing under a couple of trees. We won't get much of a meal from what he finds there, but at least it's a start!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
10 May 07
Oh yes, I'm not that much into the morals but most of my family is. My sister and Mom get so excited when they find their first of the year it's like a major holiday around here.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
26 May 07
I don't really care much one way or the other about them, but everyone else around here loves them. I only enjoy hunting for them. You are right though, it is like a major holiday... the mushrooms are here, the mushrooms are here!
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
9 May 07
I love mushrooms and the morel is among my favorites! Here in PA. many hunters can harvest a bounty of many species just by taking a walk in the wood after a good Spring shower. Kennett Square, Pa. is also known as the mushroom capital of the world and they supply restuarants and supermarkets everywhere... Good discussion! :) The First Morel for you! http://www.mushroomthejournal.com/bestof/firstmorel.html
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
26 May 07
Thanks for the First Morel information. It is interesting. I always enjoyed going hunting for them as a kid, but don't make it out to look much these days because of my back and my knee. It was funny to find them in our own yard. When I was younger we used to bring back tons of them. I don't know if they are getting more scarce or if my eyes are just that much worse.
@freak369 (5019)
• United States
9 May 07
What is a moral mushroom? I've never heard of them .. do tell!
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
9 May 07
The moral mushroom is an edible fungus that grows wild in Michigan, and many other areas. Every spring the woods fill with people searching for them. They can be found through various areas of the woods, but you have to look closely because sometimes they can be very difficult to spot. My mom used to take us out hunting for them when I was a kid and we would spend hours roaming the countryside with our buckets. We always came back with loads of them. I do not know if there are not as many around, or if my eyesight is just that much worse these days, but I do not seem to find them like I used to. Anyway, once you get them home, you need to cut them in half to inspect them for insects, then wash them thou roughly. My kids like them breaded and fried, or sautéed in butter the best. If you ever get the chance to go mushrooming though, be careful because there is also a false morel which looks almost like them and it is poisonous so be sure you know the difference.