Welcome to The Great Morel

The Great Morel™ extends a very warm welcome to all its morel mushroom hunting visitors!

The 2023 season is officially open with the first sighting reported in Georgia thanks to an early warm spell. While most folks will have to wait a while longer the anticipation of morels is in the air! Be on the lookout in the south and southeastern states.

The 2022 Morel Mushroom Season passed us by and it was a season of ups and downs. We are left with memories of our success and failures as we hunker down in the winter cold. While you wait for the arrival of morels a woods near you, just know the change of season is just around the corner. It is that time of the year where we can rejoice in the annual ritual of the hunt for the ever-elusive great morel. May everyone continue to have a healthy and wonderful off-season!

it is about the annual ritual of the hunt for the ever-elusive great morel

The 2022 season came to a close, and it was certainly filled with mixed results for many morel hunters across the U.S. and Canada. There were reports of “huge hauls” as well as “just enough for dinner”. It often sounds like a broken record when reflecting on a season – somewhere between “best ever” or “worst ever”. Regardless, morel hunters everywhere loved every moment in the woods and will be ready to do it all again this spring. As with most morel seasons, morel hunters were blessed with the kindness of Mother Nature, and others were not. The 2022 Season was no exception –nature and the weather can play havoc on the life of the morel! You can check out the sightings page for a summary of this 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. 


For 24 years now, The Great Morel is known as the most resourceful collection of information on morel mushrooms on the Internet, The Great Morel™ is all about morels. 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 the popular Facebook Group – 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 and Articles have some very interesting information and articles on all things morel. Covering topics from hunting tips, to in-depth research articles on morels – 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!

Proud Sponsor of the 2023 Season – Foraged.com

The Mini-Image gallery below are some of the highlighted images sent in to the Sightings Map during the 2023 Season.

For a complete showing of all the morels in their natural setting sent in during the 2023 season, check out the 2023 Sightings Gallery.  Also check out the Sightings Maps and all of the other great photo galleries 

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