The 2020 Morel season overall was a good season for most. The first official sighting of the season was reported in Georgia in February and the 2020 map was officially open for business! The season had a hiccup with an unusual cold blast in the Midwest but morels were still being reported. All-in-all, it was a good year for many! For a more complete summary, check out the 2020 Morel Season Summary page.
The Great Morel would like to thank each and everyone who contributed to help make the 2020 Sightings map successful once again!
If you have issues not the latest sightings markers, try un-checking a month in the bottom left corner of the map and then rechecking the box next to the month. It should refresh correctly.
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 20 most recent sightings along with images and notes if they were sent – there is a “more pages” button at the bottom of this table.
|55075 Inver Grove Heights, MN 05/26/2020 |
|60119 Elburn, IL 5/9/2020 |
Johnson's Mound, Kane County, Elburn, Illinois, 60119 in May of 2020
|92118 Coronado, CA 11/21/2020 |
Grew up eating these in Iowa but never thought I would find them here. 92118, Coronado CA
60s in the day, 50s at night. 60% humidity @1pm PT
Found Nov 21st 2020. East side of island.
|80214 Edgewater, CO 6/27/2020 |
Front yard of suburban neighborhood. June 27th. Just after major rainstorm with hail.
|93262 Sequoia National Park , CA 6/26/2020 |
Found a total of 5 on June 26th in Sequoia National Park under a recently burnt Sequoia Redwood tree! They were about a mile away from the world's largest tree, General Sherman. Definitely an extremely lucky find! They were at about 6,000 feet elevation and completely dried out, but not rotted away because of the lack of moisture there in the summer. Not really edible anymore unfortunately. I was just hiking through the park not looking for morels at all, especially considering I'm a North Carolina resident lol.
|99556 Kenai Peninsula, Alaska |
Kenai Peninsula Alaska
|83638 McCall, ID 06/10/2020 |
Morels in McCall - 6/10/ 20 Green Gate, Brundage Mtn. Approx.5500' rain showers, partly cloudy. winding down, need to gain elevation.
|83440 Rexburg, ID 6/19/2020 |
|97859 Meacham, OR 6/11/2020 |
|83615 Tamarack, ID 06/10/2020 |
Morels are ON! High today 68F, low tonight 46F. We found quite a few at about 5500-6000ft elevation. Last week was warm and reached 80F, then it was cold and rainy on Sat, then snowed all day on Sun. The received 18" at 6600ft elevation.
|83672 Weiser, ID 06/10/2020 |
Huge black morel - June 10, 2020 close to a gravel road @theadventuresofpaulandsue
|49729 Ellsworth, MI 06/04/2020 |
Single yellow - In a group of pine
|05359 West Townshend, VT 06/04/2020 |
southern VT morel
|83864 Sandpoint, ID 05/15 - 05/24/2020 |
Weekend Foraging – 18-20 Gallons.
May 16&17; May 23&24
|05079 Vershire, VT 06/02/2020 |
Found on old logging trail under three separate smaller sized maple trees.
|53010 Campbellsport, WI 06/01/2020 |
Found near dead elms.
|49660 Manistee, MI 05/30/2020 |
Cadillac Morel's - Short season in Manistee found some nice sized morels 25 @ 2 lbs
|14712 Bemus Point, NY 05/20/2020 |
Yellow morels - May 20
|L4M Craighurst, ON Canada 05/30/2020 |
Found two yelows - Wet day, first time out looking, found one in a big of a boggy area, about 4" high, second one a few feet away, only 2". Looked all over the woods everywhere in the area, didnt find any more. I dont know if these are the end? I hope not, but due to my inexperience, I dont know yet! Wish I had taken some pics, but gave to a friend for them to enjoy.
|49721 Cheboygan, MI 05/30/2020 |
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