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May 14, 2014

Late morel find intriguing

Last Saturday, some friends found a few big yellow morels in South Madison County.

I had driven past a possible find to attend my daughter's graduation at IU Bloomington. My last chance would probably be Tuesday morning, but would that be too late?

The graduation was in two tiers and both filled Assembly Hall. Jourdan's "The School of Public Health." I'm very proud of my 22-year old daughter who will pursue a master's degree at San Francisco State.

My first choice, Tuesday morning, was a 16-acre woods that features late, big yellow morels. This, way back off the road, woods is sometimes fantastic, but not this day.

Discouraged, I stopped at another woods trying to remember where I had found late morels before. Nothing on the south side of this little honey hole.

I rock-hopped a flooded branch and went over the south-facing hill. Under an old apple tree stood a single morel that saved me from getting skunked. A hard look, in the immediate area, revealed no more mushrooms, but at the bottom of the hill were some smiley faces. In undergrowth so thick, I could not stand up, were 19 nice yellow morels. Perhaps these came up late because only slivers of light penetrated the canopy.

These were not the real large yellow morels. It is late and the weeds are high, but it just might be worth another try. Or, you could go north were in Central Michigan a lot of black morels are being harvested.

When Jourdan saw my find, she had to have them fried and on a plate. It was the first time, in years, that we have enjoyed fried morels together.

Greene-Sullivan State Forest in west central Indiana has a following among some of my friends. It offers numerous small ponds and pits with big bluegill and crappie. It is also a good place to deer hunt. G-S might now be more to your liking.

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