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 conditions, 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 is slowly slipping by…  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 at that point was officially open for business!  The Southeast came and went with the overall feeling of a pretty good year in 2019.

Reports are slow coming in, yet the far northern states of the Midwest and Northeast states along with the provinces of Canada are still finding them. Scattered reports are coming in from CO, MT and the PNW regions and are having success in the elevations too. Sadly for most morel hunters, the season has come and gone – thus is how the season progresses.  For those who’s season has ended, it was a great season for a lot of you.  Those who’s season is still on, here is wishing for kind weather to make the morels happy – happy!   All that said, here is hoping Mother Nature continues to cooperate and the season blesses you with a bounty or morels!

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 are waiting, 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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04941 Montville, ME 6/7/2019

Drive by sighting on June 7th.

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49858 Menomonee, MI 6/8/2019

Yellow Morel. 

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56468 Nisswa, MN 6/8/2019

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81301 Durango, CO 6/7/2019

I finally got into the 416 Burn area here just North of Durango, CO.  Got a few Gems for ya!

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05444 Cambridge, VT 6/6/2019

HUGE morels! Second round! 

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Rockwood, N0B 2K0 Ontario Canada 6/6/2019

A nice surprise!  Coldest, wettest, most disappointing spring. But, these have been a nice surprise!

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49735 Gaylord, MI 5/25/2019

Gaylord 5/25/19 morels. It seemed to be too early for most areas around Gaylord but I found around 400.

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69337 Chadron, NE 6/4/2019

We have never seen morels in our yard of ponderosa pine and grassland. This is the first time to see a morel. Our winter, believe it or not, lasted into May with snowstorms even then and we have had above average cold and rain especially in April and May.

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55782 Soudan, MN 6/4/2019
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49932 Houghton, MI 6/4/2019

Black morels Houghton, Michigan

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05444 Cambridge, VT 6/4/2019

HUGE morels!

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50436 Forest City, IA 6/2/2019
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54703 Eau Claire, WI   6/2/2019

Morel in eau Claire WI. Rained 2 days ago, humid ish yesterday sunny afternoon, semi warm last night clear sky's, warm morning humid not hot, found early afternoon under my lilac trees in backyard inside city…heavy leaf and ground cover minimal growth on ground found 3 blondes 3-4" and 2 darks 2-3"

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54817 Birchwood, WI 6/2/2019

Under dead elm. Just starting to pop.

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05769 Salisbury, VT 6/2/2019

First morel this season.  Lots of rain and cool the last three weeks.

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Caledon Ontario Canada 6/2/2019

Sighting in Canada near Caledon ONTARIO.  Late season but here the come!

 

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54476 Weston, WI 6/2/2019

Wet weather but cool spring. First I've found.

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55408 Minneapolis, MN 6/1/2019

Buried under overgrown creeping bellflower and in a raspberry patch.
It has been especially rainy this year.

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53051 Menomonee Falls, WI 6/1/2019

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49615 Bellaire, MI 6/1/2019

Getting to the end.

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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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45365 Sidney, OH 4/23/2019

5 or 6 nice fresh ones!  West Central Ohio better hit your spots if you are in this neck of the woods.

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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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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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