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 resource on when one might begin their foraging adventure. Below are the new and improved interactive Sightings Map which were incorporated in 2017. There are also seven years of the old fashioned Historical Sightings Maps below too.

If you would like to submit a sighting, the guidelines are pretty simple…Zip, City, State and date found. If you want to add any additional information such as county, weather, or an image that is fine. Sightings will be posted daily during prime morel season.

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2019 Morel Sightings Map

The 2019 Morel season has arrived!  The first sighting of the season was reported in mid January with what some might refer to as a  “landscape morel” – it goes without saying – the 2019 map is officially is open for business!  With the Southeast reporting morel sightings – from Texas to North Carolina – it is game on!  The Great Morel would like to thank each and everyone of you who contribute to help make the sightings maps the place to report!  May everyone continue to have success if you are finding them now and for those who wait, don’t forget to visit The Morel Store for those special occasions and gift ideas for the Shroomer in your life!

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 most recent sightings along with images and notes if they were sent – there is a “more pages” button at the bottom of this table.

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USA Morels 2019 (www.TheGreatMorel.com)

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USA Morels 2019 (www.TheGreatMorel.com): 39.440000, -97.670000
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28031 Cornelius, NC 3/25/2019

We've had a cool, VERY wet spring with a ton of surplus rain. This weekend air temps got into the 70's over the weekend, and this guy was found today (Monday morning).

North Carolina morel

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76050 Johnson County TX 3/22/2019

Texas morels

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74868 Seminole, OK 3/23/2019

Just tiny little guys… 3 of them

Oklahoma morels Oklahoma morels

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65625 Cassville, MO 3/22/2019

First find of the season - Black morels 3/22/2019  
Missouri Morels Missouri Morels

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38478 Pulaski, TN 3/22/2019

Tennessee Morels

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31024 Eatonton, GA 3/20/2019

little ones but it is a start for us

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Wisbech United Kingdom 3/19/2019

Wisbech Cambs
PE14 9PJ
UK
Sunny days – start to spring.

 

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75230 Dallas, TX 3/19/2019

Found growing around elm saplings

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29821 Clarks Hill, SC 3/19/2019

4 small gray morels - Ground temp was 57 degrees
SC Carolina Morels

SC Carolina Morels

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29631 Clemson, SC 3/18/2019

4 very small greys

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76665 Meridian TX 3/18/2019

Morchella americana

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42153 Allen County KY 3/15/2019

Found first dry land fish today in southern KY. Allen county. Found several but all were small so i left all but one for proof. Go back this weekend for the rest.

Allen County KY morel 3-15-2019

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36801 Opelika, AL 3/9/2019

Under poplar in shaded area. Opelika, AL private property March 9th.

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30290 Tyrone, GA 3/9/2019

In a Tulip Poplar grove by a creek. Near a creek, mostly under some woodland debris, near a bunch of Tulip Poplars.

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Rohr Park, Bonita CA 91902

Was looking for mushrooms in my local park and sighted these morels.  It’s been very rainy and cold. Found on the side of the jogging trail.

 

 

 

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92626 Costa Mesa, CA 2/6/2019

Landscape morels....First time seeing these here

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92707 Santa Ana, CA 2/4/2019

During an intermission in a four day rainstorm. Found in landscaping mulch in a residential complex.

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92706 Santa Ana CA 2/14/2019

Found a chunker of a morel while looking for a stolen wallet behind a local strip mall. It was in a dirt patch with trash all around it so unfortunately I did not eat it. It was found February 9th in Santa Ana California 92706

Santa Ana CA

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90291 Venice Beach, CA 1/15/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

I grew up hunting in Illinois, and if I didn’t find them myself I wouldn’t believe it to be possible. Truth is that Los Angeles has been having steady rain for a few days and the weather is similar to spring in most morel areas. Also they are in my flower garden which I has a lot of different soils, mulch, and other medium that could have brought spores in from Other states. So possibly native, maybe not though. Found Jan 15, 2019

 


2018 Morel Sightings Map

The 2018 Morel season has left us!  The first sighting of the season was reported in the early part of March and the last was reported in June. All in all it was a good season for most morel hunters even with the odd spring weather which did create havoc for a lot of folks. The Great Morel’s recap in detail of the 2018 Morel season can be found here – 2018 summary of the various regions. The Great Morel would like to thank each and everyone of you who have contributed this season to help make the sightings maps the place to report!  May everyone have wonderful off-season and don’t forget to visit The Morel Store for those special occasions and gift ideas for the Shroomer in your life!

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 most recent sightings along with images and notes if they were sent – there is a “more pages” button at the bottom of this table.

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USA Morels 2018 (www.theGreatMorel.com)

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USA Morels 2018 (www.theGreatMorel.com): 39.293498, -97.628908
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55120 Mendota Heights, MN  6/1

At least I didn't get skunked.



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49709 Atlanta, MI 5/30

Yellows. Some dry, some fresh

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55113 Roseville, MN 5/30

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99709 Fairbanks, AK 5/30
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54311 Green Bay, WI 5/30

Late spring, high temperatures 80's and 90's.

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54501 Rhinelander, WI 5/29

was pleasantly surprised when I found these. They are small and a bit dried out, found under dead elm tree, flat area with violets grasses and dandelions.

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96126 Sierraville CA 5/28

Morchella Snyderi

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55113 Roseville, MN 5/28

One jumbo morel found, 2+ ounces

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54457 Nekoosa, WI  Wood County  5/28

Blondes - Really warm. Not a lot of rain lately. Morels were growing under live elms 20 feet from the Wisconsin river,east facing bank. Nice thick tree canopy.

 

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50401 Mason City, IA 5/27

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49862 Munising, MI 5/27

blonde morels

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Canada Mille-Isles Quebec J0R 1A0 5/26
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13660 Madrid, NY, 5/26

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54235 Sturgeon Bay, WI 5/24 5/25

Not much rain, doesn’t help the black morels. Looked for over 3 hours extensively on Thursday 5/24 and could only find false morels everywhere I went. After a rainfall there could be major growth coming soon.

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54173 Suamico, WI 5/25

Much dryer spring early on, not much rain to help out the black morels. White morels should be popping up after this weekend’s rain.
Found a total of around a couple dozen black morels in our spots, not as plentiful as last year.
Pheasantbacks are already up, and should be picked as soon as possible. The younger the better, and they get too tough when they’re old.

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55901 Rochester, MN  5/25

87° Hot, Sunny, Hillside, lots of undergrowth. Took a little break from work and found a few. GOOD LUCK!

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48657 Sanford, MI   5/25

Morel at home:   We've had a couple of hot, mid-80's days after a week of cold and damp. Found this one while mowing the yard. Just out of the yard in a flower bed.

 

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54520 Crandon, WI 5/25

a few by this tree

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49323 Allegan, MI 5/25

Couldn't believe my luck. Only 2nd time finding them. Dying elms.

 

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55040 Isanti, MN 5/24

first ever morel found!

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2017 Morel Sightings Map

The morel sightings reports were really good for most in the 2017 season…from the early southern morel hunters to the northern parts of the US. Reports from the northern Midwest States were good with the weather seeming to cooperate for most people.  As the great morel made its annual migration, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ontario and those way up north were saying “its all good” too. New York was blessed with a good year as well. For most in  PA, OH, IN, IL, and Iowa it was pretty much a better than average year. The Pacific Northwest continued to have an above average year too. 2017 for most may be one of the best overall years many have seen in some time with Mother Nature lending her cooperation along the way.

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 most recent sightings along with images and notes if they were sent – there is a “more pages” button at the bottom of this table.

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USA Morels 2017

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USA Morels 2017: 39.977120, -99.316406
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01826 Dracut MA 6/5

Good for drying, found in apple orchard Northface

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83631 Idaho City, ID 5/29

Morels Outside Idaho City, Idaho

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49868 Pine Stump Junction, MI 5/24

in the UP

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55702 Prosit, MN 5/22
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53130 Hales Corners, WI 5/22
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55745 Grand Rapids MN 5/21
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06013 Burlington, CT 5/21

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03745 Cornish NH 5/20

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05053 No. Pomfret, VT 5/20
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12309 Niskayuna, NY 5/19
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10541 Split Rock Road, Mahopac NY 5/19
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56438 Browerville, MN 5/18

Some real beauties

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48430 Fenton, MI 5/16
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14534 Pittsford NY 5/17

first timer

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95971 Quincy, CA 5/18
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97014 Cascade Locks OR 5/16

Hood River County - Found Morels today at about 131 feet above sea level. The average temperature for the last 3 days has been around 66 with the low around 45.

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49855, Marquette, MI 5/17

UP Morels

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53038, Johnson Creek, WI 5/17
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56573 Perham MN 5/16
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54524 Fifield WI 5/16
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Sightings Submittal Form

Click button below to submit sightings. Sightings will be posted to the map daily during the prime morel season. Please make sure you enter a Zip, City and State as all sightings will be categorized by one or all of these three (3) locations identifiers.

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