Welcome to The Great Morel

The Great Morel™ extends a very warm welcome to all its morel mushroom hunting visitors! Morels have sadly slipped away, and while the 2019 season has passed most of us by, we’ll all be left with the memories of the good and the bad. The great morel made its final push north, and the cycle of a season is once again winding down into those memories. There are a few stragglers being reported and a few who are still in search of the ever-elusive great morel. For most, Mother Nature left its impact on the season, and while some may say “it could have been kinder”, many of the reports were pretty darn good this year. If you are still in search, then get into the woods and enjoy this annual ritual of the hunt for ever-elusive great morel.

the annual ritual of the hunt for ever-elusive great morel

All-in-all, the weather seems to have been a bit more cooperative throughout this 2019 season then it was in the 2018 season. Although, an above average in precipitation a much better year than 2018. A quick recap of the 2018 season…which was a decent year to remember for most, can be reviewed here at the  2018 sighting and progress reports. The 2018 season was a testament to the successes and failures of a morel season and how much Mother Nature can play havoc on the life of the morel.  You can check out the sightings page for a summary of the season in the various regions of the US and Canada.


The Great Morel™ was created by enthusiastic and passionate morel mushroom hunters for enthusiastic and passionate morel mushroom hunters. Visitors in search of resourceful information won’t have to look hard to find it. As for those who are wondering “what the heck is this shroom’n crap all about?”  you will certainly have a better understanding after poking around a little bit. 


The Great Morel™ is known as one of the most resourceful compilations of information about morel mushrooms on the Internet. You will find one of the most extensive listing of morel links, where you can find everything related to the great morel.  Add to that a bit of good humor, some great stories, and some of the most beautiful images –  let’s just say you’ve got a great place to enjoy a morel moment.



Thanks to the contributions of many, Patch of yellows morelsThe Great Morel™ has compiled what may be the single largest morel recipe collection,  which is sure to delight the taste buds of all. For those shoomers who are seeking ways to preserve their morels, hit the morel preserving page  to learn how others are doing it. Check out the stories and tales page for interesting stories submitted by loyal followers of The Great Morel™. If you are in search of answers to the mysteries of the great morel, visit the frequently asked questions page or check out the forumsWhat has become more popular is The Great Morel Information Exchange Facebook Group where you can share your insights with other morel mushroom hunting enthusiasts.


The Great Morel™ was created by enthusiastic and passionate morel mushroom hunters for enthusiastic and passionate morel mushroom hunters.


The Great Morel’s Blog Posts have some very interesting articles on all things morel.  Covering topics from tips to research articles – there are some very interesting posts. So make sure you take your time and read some of the posts.


Start wandering around to see what you can find.  Enjoy your stay!


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The Mini-Image gallery below are some of the most recent images sent into the Sightings Map in 2019 and will change daily.

For a complete showing of all the morels in their natural setting sent in this season, check out the 2019 Sightings Gallery.  Also check out the Sightings Maps and all of the other great photo galleries 

Natures Finest  Varieties Gallery  Bragging Gallery  Misc Gallery