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

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 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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Morel Mushroom Sightings – Maps

The morel sighting maps are a great way to help each other out a little bit.  Some refer the maps as the morel progression maps and they have always been a favorite. The Great Morel is often asked “is it time yet?” or “are there morel sightings in my neck of the woods?”  A great […]

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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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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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False Morel – Additional Information and Images

False Morel – Additional Information and Images This page contains additional images of the false morel. Highlighting the basic characteristics and the biological make-up of the false morel. Morel hunters should be able to identify these types of mushrooms and make sure they do not make it to the kitchen.   Caution: this page contains various […]

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False Morels

False Morel - Beefsteak

Understanding and Identifying the False Morel While The Great Morel website is intended to be 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 misidentified species of the morel family and this page is […]

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Welcome to The Great Morel

The Great Morel™ extends a very warm welcome to all its morel mushroom hunting visitors! Most of us are more than ready for our winter to come to an end and the season to change to spring so we can once again seek the ever-elusive great morel. There have been a few odd sightings reports […]

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