Morel Mushroom Sightings – Maps

The morel sighting maps are a great way to help each other out a little bit.  Some refer the maps as the morel progression maps and they have always been a favorite. The Great Morel is often asked “is it time yet?” or “are there morel sightings in my neck of the woods?”  A great resource on when one might begin their foraging adventure. Below are the new and improved interactive Sightings Map which were incorporated in 2017. There are also seven years of the old fashioned Historical Sightings Maps below too.

If you would like to submit a sighting, the guidelines are pretty simple…Zip, City, State and date found. If you want to add any additional information such as county, weather, or an image that is fine. Sightings will be posted daily during prime morel season.

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2019 Morel Sightings Map

The 2019 Morel season has arrived!  The first sighting of the season was reported in mid January with what some might refer to as a  “landscape morel” – it goes without saying – the 2019 map at that point was officially open for business!  The Southeast came and went with the overall feeling of a pretty good year in 2019.

The reports are coming in from states of NY, MI, MN, WI are stirring up some action, and the northern parts of the states of IL, IN, OH, PA are still making noise, as well as IA.  New shroomers are getting in on the action as others are fading away – thus is how the season progresses.  For those who’s season is coming to a close it was a great season for a lot of you.  Those who’s season is just gearing up, are hoping for much the same – kind weather to make the morels happy – happy!   Scattered reports are coming in from CO and the PNW. All that said, here is hoping Mother Nature continues to cooperate and the season blesses you with a bounty or morels!

The Great Morel would like to thank each and everyone of you who contribute to help make the sightings maps the place to report!  May everyone continue to have success if you are finding them now, and for those who are waiting, don’t forget to visit The Morel Store for those special occasions and gift ideas for the Shroomer in your life!

There are plenty of features on the new interactive map – zoom, filter by month, full screen and more. Below the map you can find a table listing of the most recent sightings along with images and notes if they were sent – there is a “more pages” button at the bottom of this table.

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USA Morels 2019 (www.TheGreatMorel.com)

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USA Morels 2019 (www.TheGreatMorel.com): 39.440000, -97.670000
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99110 Clayton, WA 5/22/2019

after 2 days of rain, brutal rain, i got a little serious.

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99156 Newport WA 5/23/2019

overcast morning after a good rain the night before, went out and found a bunch of greys in the field behind my house.

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60098 Woodstock, IL 5/21/2019

These were found on 5/21, fairly cool temps just before some rain. Came across several that were already too old. But these were nice and big and fresh (and tasty!).

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99110 Clayton, WA   5/9/2019

Just dinkin around the property and came across these. May 9th.

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55089 Welch, MN 5/23/2019

Found near stinging nettles 🙁 The golds are really popping. Found 30 and left another 10 for another days pick. The one reminded me of St. Louis.

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53593 Verona, WI 5/23/2019

1st morel sighting - Lots of rain followed by 2 sunny days.

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54701 Eau Claire, WI 5/23/2019

found them a day after it rained really good. day temps were in the high 60's and i found them nearby a river.

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13337 Fly Creek, NY  5/23/2019

rainy spring. 

1500 Ft elevation East facing
2 black morels 5/21/19
12 brown nearby 5/23/19

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12725 Denning, NY 5/22/2019

Found after all the rain!

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H8T2E1 Lachine, Quebec, Canada 5/22/2019

After a long, cool rainy period, then a couple of days of sun and warmer temperatures. Today’s high 18C, and some morels just emerging at about 2cm high. Bigger ones were about 6-7cm.

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48228 Rouge Park, Detroit, MI 5/22/2019

Biggest one I've ever found!

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05454 Fairfax, VT 5/22/2019

Found a few scattered around the yard -  After a rainy night.

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46818 Fort Wayne, IN 5/21/2019

Last find of the season. 5 yellows, 4 between 8-11 inches.

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49096 Vermontville, MI 5/19/2019

Found on south side of hill around dead ash tree. also found some oysters and drydad saddles!

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02857 North Scituate, RI 5/21/2019

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60432 Joliet, IL 5/19/2019

Jackpot in Joliet! There’s gold in them thar hills...Hit the Jackpot in one forested area of Joliet! There were so many – mostly giant yellows – we had to stop foraging as we had no more room in our bags, shirts and pants – they were everywhere…

Found these on Sunday, May 19 after a rainy week and weekend (where temps were in the 70s) with only minimal periods of sun and temps fluctuating like a yo-yo between mid-70s for a day or two and dipping back into the 50s daytime and 40s in the night for a few days.

It seems it's been a lazy, late Spring blooming around these parts near Chicago, Illinois with cooler weather prevailing and had snow on April 27 where some areas saw 6-inches. We've also had ocean loads of rain with the local rivers overflowing their banks a few times now.

The season is winding down though as there were handfuls of Morels beginning to rot and not good to pick, and the ones that we did pick that were good, maybe 1/8-1/4 ended up having mold or rot spots inside once we cut them open.

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01007 Belchertown, MA 5/21/2019

Near white pines cut last spring.

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03857 Newmarket, NH 5/21/2019

Sunny, warm. Found near Ash/Elm in heavily wooded area.

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55371 Princeton, MN 5/20/2019
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56240 Graceville, MN 5/20/2019

found a few and a little sun would help them out.

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2018 Morel Sightings Map

The 2018 Morel season has left us!  The first sighting of the season was reported in the early part of March and the last was reported in June. All in all it was a good season for most morel hunters even with the odd spring weather which did create havoc for a lot of folks. The Great Morel’s recap in detail of the 2018 Morel season can be found here – 2018 summary of the various regions. The Great Morel would like to thank each and everyone of you who have contributed this season to help make the sightings maps the place to report!  May everyone have wonderful off-season and don’t forget to visit The Morel Store for those special occasions and gift ideas for the Shroomer in your life!

There are plenty of features on the new interactive map – zoom, filter by month, full screen and more. Below the map you can find a table listing of the most recent sightings along with images and notes if they were sent – there is a “more pages” button at the bottom of this table.

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USA Morels 2018 (www.theGreatMorel.com)

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USA Morels 2018 (www.theGreatMorel.com): 39.293498, -97.628908
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55120 Mendota Heights, MN  6/1

At least I didn't get skunked.



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49709 Atlanta, MI 5/30

Yellows. Some dry, some fresh

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55113 Roseville, MN 5/30

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99709 Fairbanks, AK 5/30
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54311 Green Bay, WI 5/30

Late spring, high temperatures 80's and 90's.

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54501 Rhinelander, WI 5/29

was pleasantly surprised when I found these. They are small and a bit dried out, found under dead elm tree, flat area with violets grasses and dandelions.

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96126 Sierraville CA 5/28

Morchella Snyderi

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55113 Roseville, MN 5/28

One jumbo morel found, 2+ ounces

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54457 Nekoosa, WI  Wood County  5/28

Blondes - Really warm. Not a lot of rain lately. Morels were growing under live elms 20 feet from the Wisconsin river,east facing bank. Nice thick tree canopy.

 

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50401 Mason City, IA 5/27

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49862 Munising, MI 5/27

blonde morels

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Canada Mille-Isles Quebec J0R 1A0 5/26
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13660 Madrid, NY, 5/26

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54235 Sturgeon Bay, WI 5/24 5/25

Not much rain, doesn’t help the black morels. Looked for over 3 hours extensively on Thursday 5/24 and could only find false morels everywhere I went. After a rainfall there could be major growth coming soon.

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54173 Suamico, WI 5/25

Much dryer spring early on, not much rain to help out the black morels. White morels should be popping up after this weekend’s rain.
Found a total of around a couple dozen black morels in our spots, not as plentiful as last year.
Pheasantbacks are already up, and should be picked as soon as possible. The younger the better, and they get too tough when they’re old.

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55901 Rochester, MN  5/25

87° Hot, Sunny, Hillside, lots of undergrowth. Took a little break from work and found a few. GOOD LUCK!

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48657 Sanford, MI   5/25

Morel at home:   We've had a couple of hot, mid-80's days after a week of cold and damp. Found this one while mowing the yard. Just out of the yard in a flower bed.

 

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54520 Crandon, WI 5/25

a few by this tree

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49323 Allegan, MI 5/25

Couldn't believe my luck. Only 2nd time finding them. Dying elms.

 

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55040 Isanti, MN 5/24

first ever morel found!

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2017 Morel Sightings Map

The morel sightings reports were really good for most in the 2017 season…from the early southern morel hunters to the northern parts of the US. Reports from the northern Midwest States were good with the weather seeming to cooperate for most people.  As the great morel made its annual migration, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ontario and those way up north were saying “its all good” too. New York was blessed with a good year as well. For most in  PA, OH, IN, IL, and Iowa it was pretty much a better than average year. The Pacific Northwest continued to have an above average year too. 2017 for most may be one of the best overall years many have seen in some time with Mother Nature lending her cooperation along the way.

There are plenty of features on the new interactive map – zoom, filter by month, full screen and more. Below the map you can find a table listing of the most recent sightings along with images and notes if they were sent – there is a “more pages” button at the bottom of this table.

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USA Morels 2017

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USA Morels 2017: 39.977120, -99.316406
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45365 Sidney, OH 4/23/2019

5 or 6 nice fresh ones!  West Central Ohio better hit your spots if you are in this neck of the woods.

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01826 Dracut MA 6/5

Good for drying, found in apple orchard Northface

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83631 Idaho City, ID 5/29

Morels Outside Idaho City, Idaho

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49868 Pine Stump Junction, MI 5/24

in the UP

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55702 Prosit, MN 5/22
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53130 Hales Corners, WI 5/22
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55745 Grand Rapids MN 5/21
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06013 Burlington, CT 5/21

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03745 Cornish NH 5/20

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05053 No. Pomfret, VT 5/20
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12309 Niskayuna, NY 5/19
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10541 Split Rock Road, Mahopac NY 5/19
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56438 Browerville, MN 5/18

Some real beauties

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48430 Fenton, MI 5/16
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14534 Pittsford NY 5/17

first timer

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95971 Quincy, CA 5/18
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97014 Cascade Locks OR 5/16

Hood River County - Found Morels today at about 131 feet above sea level. The average temperature for the last 3 days has been around 66 with the low around 45.

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49855, Marquette, MI 5/17

UP Morels

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53038, Johnson Creek, WI 5/17
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56573 Perham MN 5/16
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Sightings Submittal Form

Click button below to submit sightings. Sightings will be posted to the map daily during the prime morel season. Please make sure you enter a Zip, City and State as all sightings will be categorized by one or all of these three (3) locations identifiers.

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