The Science of Morel Mushrooms

The Great Morel is about to expose the science of morels by sharing in-depth knowledge about our beloved morel mushroom. Mycology experts and morel enthusiasts have brought the morel mushroom to a new understanding. From the self-taught mycologist, to the degree holding mycologist, the mycology experts and morel enthusiasts have brought the morel mushroom to […]

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2020 April Newsletter

As most know, the 2020 Morel season is in full gear for lots of folks out there! While some are enjoying the bountiful harvest of morels, there are others who are sadly are watching their season pass them by, and others who wait patiently. The reports coming in thus far are all positive and many […]

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Foraging for Morels and Wild Edibles

Spring time for morel hunting enthusiasts is often described in many ways, and often can be summarized as a ritual. The rebirth of nature as it wakes from the winter freeze brings the coming of the ever-elusive great morel mushroom. While most morel hunters only set out to forage this prize mushroom, there are many […]

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The Complete Guide to Preserving Morel Mushrooms

Preserving the morel mushroom is wonderful problem to have, however, preserving morels successfully is the key. The Great Morel is about to let you know just how easy it is to preserve morel mushrooms successfully and to enjoy your prize find long after the season has ended. From dehydrating morels, to freezing morels, to good […]

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Health Benefits of the Morel Mushroom

health benefits of the morel

The Great Morel is all about sharing information on morels and this little post focuses on the positive health benefits of the morel mushroom. In the FAQ section, you can find the nutrient value of the morel mushroom, and yet it is often difficult to find a great deal of validated information. The Great Morel […]

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The Life Of A Great Morel

Beautiful shot of a young grey

The Life Of A Great Morel…. The Great Morel™ has been fortunate over the last 20 years of being able to help morel enthusiasts better understand this spring time fungi. Part of that understanding is to understand the morel life cycle and existence in the world. With contributions from those who have taken the time […]

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Morels in the Various Regions of the US

finding morels in the various regions of the US

Most of us know our morel mushrooms and for many – we know them well. How well? There are those with self-learned morel knowledge based on years and years of experience. There are those who understand the importance of the weather, and the seasonal cycle, the trees, the hunting techniques, and more. How about we […]

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Those We Teach and Those Who’ve Taught

Teaching others about morel hunting

The Great Morel has always understood the importance and value of sharing the morel hunting experience with others. Those we teach and those who’ve taught us are what leaves us with invaluable memories etched in our minds. It is those memories of those who taught us and impacted our love for hunting morels that make […]

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5 Tips For Finding More Morels

Here are 5 tips to help you find more morels and to help make you a better morel hunter. 1. Timing is Critical Depending upon your geographical location in the country, the morel mushroom hunting season can start anytime from early to mid-March and run into late June. Unfortunately the date of the first sighting […]

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Do You Think You Could Teach a Dog to Hunt Morels?

Do You Think You Could Teach a Dog to Hunt Morels? Over many years of hunting morels, The Great Morel, along with many fellow Shroomers have more than likely asked this question – “Do you think you could teach a dog to hunt morels?” At first thought one would entertain the notion and believe as […]

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Regional Morels – West Region

Finding Morels in the West Region The Western Region is rather large and the morels will be scattered from the southern parts of California, to Colorado on up to the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming then into the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington.   We’ll get started with the vast state of […]

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De-Mystifying the Morel Mushroom

“What’s up with this thing called a morel mushroom?” We can’t begin to count the number of times morel hunters are asked this question. Without a doubt, the most seasoned morel hunter will be eager to answer this question at the drop of the hat and would deliver an earful of expertise and information within […]

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Identifying the False Morel

While The Great Morel website is intended to be somewhat of an enjoyable experience and not to be used as a mushroom identification page, this page takes exception to that. The “False Morel” is the most confusing and often times most misidentified species of the morel family, therefore, this page is intended to be taken with the […]

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5 Tips for Finding More Morels

health benefits of the morel

5 Tips for Finding More Morels   1. Timing is Critical Depending upon your location in the country, the morel mushroom hunting season can start anytime from mid-March to late June. Unfortunately the date of the first sighting in your area can vary by several weeks each year so you can’t count on finding them […]

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Morel Mushroom Season

About the Morel Mushroom Season… The morel mushroom season varies across the United States depending on the region in which you are located. Typically it arrives in the early spring months with the morels making their grand arrival in the southern regions of the US before they begin their migration north. As the warmth of […]

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Morel Mushroom Links

Morel Mushroom Links The Great Morel is proud to provide this extensive listing of morel links and mushroom related link directory.  It is recommended that all shroomers – rookies and veterans visit some of these great morel mushroom sites. Some are very informative with some great images and resources. You’ll find all types of information on […]

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Growing Tips

Maybe two of the most often asked questions to The Great Morel are “Can I grow morels?” and “How do they grow?” You’ll also find a few responses The Great Morel has received from other visitors regarding growing tips and cultivating them yourself. You can take what information you would like from this page and […]

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Links Weather Soil Tree

Links relating to Weather, Soil and Precipitation, and Trees A collection of sites that may help you in determining the correct conditions for your morel expedition. You’ll find maps relating to weather, soil conditions, soil moisture and The Great Morel’s current ‘Sightings’ map. All of this just for those of you who wish to analyze […]

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Into The Woods

Before you head into the woods in search of the ever elusive morel, browse this page for some pretty good advice and things to keep in mind when you are out there. Here you will find a few suggestions and tips on how to avoid and minimize the risks sometimes associated with being in the woods […]

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Blog

You are visiting The Great Morel’s Blog page.  Here you will find the latest blog posts and interesting stories from The Great Morel. Articles of information or general interest, along with seasonal updates, new or highlighted recipes, tips of the trade and more. The Great Morel accepts guest writers so if you are interesting in […]

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Humor and Poems

  This page is dedicated  to the humorous side of morel mushroom hunting and showcases why so many love this great spring adventure. For some reason, late winter starts to bring about the conversations of mushrooms and being out in the woods. Stories of the past year’s hunts and hikes start to surface and you […]

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Growth Cycle

Life Cycle of the Great Morel…. The one most often asked question morel enthusiast ask and wonder…”I wonder how they grow”?  This page attempts to help answer that question along with giving a better understanding of the morel’s life cycle.  As you well know there are many variables to the life expectancy and growth of the morel […]

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Growing Photos

The Great Morel has been honored to share three separate studies of the morel growth cycle.  Each study includes time-lapse photo and other substantial data for detail as to weather and ground conditions.  It is interesting watching the morel growth cycle and the studies certainly answer some of the questions many morel hunters have wondered. A […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are a few of the most frequently asked questions relating to the morel mushroom. From hunting and harvesting, to cultivating them yourself – consider it an attempt to disclose some of the mysteries of the often elusive morel. Many of the questions are geared toward shroomers who are new to the experience, others are questions […]

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