Welcome to The Great Morel

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

The 2024 season is slowly approaching and for morel hunters everywhere, it is a joyous time of the year. Mother Nature will surely play her games again, and the morels know her antics well. It is what morel hunters have waited for – the time of the year when 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 Great Morel is excited to celebrate its 25 years of existence on the Internet. It is hard to believe back in 1999, the very first morel mushroom hunting website dedicated to hunting morels would turn 25 years old. The Great Morel is excited to share in this monumental achievement with everyone. A gigantic thank you for your continued contributions that make The Great Morel the most popular place for all things Morel! Let’s get this 2024 season started, and may everyone be blessed with a bountiful year.

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 25 years now, The Great Morel has been known as the most resourceful collection of information on morel mushrooms and morel hunting 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 one of the  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!



The Mini-Image gallery below highlight images sent in to the Sightings Map during the 2023 Season. Soon to be populated with 2024.

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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