Morel season starts in S. Illinois
Let the morel madness begin.
Photographer Gretchen Steele of Coulterville has started what will no doubt be a strong of happy e-mails this year from morel mushroom hunters.
Steele is the first PrairieStateOutdoors.com reader to report finding morel mushrooms so far this spring.
Here are pictures of Steele’s first morels in Perry County.
Writes Steele: “Hope this means we are off to a good start and good season.”
Certainly there should be enough moisture this year for many more morel reports.
The first morels reported at Morel Mania.com were March 14 in Oregon. The first Midwestern morels on the popular Web site were from March 22 in Indiana. But even Morel Mania.com as yet does not have an Illinois entry.