Welcome to The Great Morel

The Great Morel™ extends a very warm welcome to all its morel mushroom hunting visitors! The 2021 Morel Mushroom Season is upon us, and as Old Man Winter fades away the excitement of getting into the woods returns. The anticipation of a bountiful year is upon some shoomers in the upper Midwest, the upper Northeast, and Canadian regions as the morels are spreading their love. While most have watched or are watching their season come to a late May close, there are still some who are rejoicing in this much awaited time of the year!  If you are still out there in the woods, enjoy this annual ritual of the hunt for the ever-elusive great morel.

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As the 2020 season came to a close, it was certainly filled with mixed results for many morel hunters across the U.S. and Canada. You can read a recap of the 2020 Season Summary report here. As with most morel seasons, often times morel hunters were blessed with the kindness of Mother Nature, and others were not. The 2020 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 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. 


Known as one of the most resourceful compilations 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. (note: The Great Morel phased out the web page Forum in the 2020 season, apologies to the old school forum members.)


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!

The Mini-Image gallery below are some of the highlighted images sent in to the Sightings Map during the 2021 Season.

For a complete showing of all the morels in their natural setting sent in during this season, check out the 2021 Sightings Gallery.  Also check out the Sightings Maps and all of the other great photo galleries 

Natures Finest  Varieties Gallery  Bragging Gallery  Misc Gallery

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