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A few years ago, I got the mushroom-hunting bug. Last year wasn't very good for me, but I'm super excited to get out this year and see if "my" spots are still full of fungus.

When can I realistically expect to get out and start finding some mushrooms? I've been out on a few walks in the woods thus far this spring, and I haven't seen anything yet.

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We have a long way to go. Still snow on the ground in a lot of areas. I would say at least three weeks and you might find a few small ones on the north slopes. Unless we get a lot of rain and unusually warm weather, four to five weeks for any numbers. We had 5' of frost this year. It will take a long time for the ground to thaw and warm up.

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a lot depends on which fungus you are looking for.. yeah, nothing really right now, but remember there are a few early spring ones, and then some that pop in july, and again fall fungi.

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Slowly making their way North.

These were found in Missouri yesterday

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Last year I found my first gray morels for the season in Johnson County, Iowa (just south of Cedar Rapids) on March 29. That was almost four weeks ahead of normal, as I usually find my first morels down here around April 25.

Morels back in Fillmore County, MN are usually about a week and half to two weeks behind Johnson County, IA morels. In 2013 I was finding nice big yellows around Harmony, MN by April 22. Usually I find them there in the middle of May.

Never mind finding Iowa City morels by the end of March this year, which obviously didn't happen: looking at the current ten-day forecasts for the upper Midwest, I doubt if I will find any morels in Johnson County before May 1 this year. Tack on ten to fourteen days for southeast Minnesota, unless we get an un-predicted warmup in the next couple weeks.

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I think we are going to have a big set back in the dates here in MN this year. I have found them on the week of May 8th the last two years but I'm not hoping for that date this year! frown

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