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Old Apr 13, 2014, 7:23 pm   #1
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Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

I have found a fair share of morel mushrooms in my life. I have yet to find a black mushroom south of but say Baldwin. It is my goal this year to find a black mushroom near my home in Grand Rapids. I went yesterday and checked the types of woods I would look for in the north but of course found non-but I'm going to keep trying anyone have any success finding any south in years past? Maybe I have just been going out to late down here over the years. That's why I started going out now already LOL

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Old Apr 14, 2014, 11:04 am   #2
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

I have a couple of spots that produce blacks every year. Sometimes a bunch, some times just a few. Good luck. Normal year I find them around the 10th to the 15th. This year?? probably near the end of the month. I will check this weekend, just because I can.
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 2:17 pm   #3
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

I have NEVER, EVER found blacks in town and I feel as if I've looked everywhere. Pickerel Lake, Townsend, Aman Park, White Pine Trail, you name it. No luck. However, I have found quite a few whites. I have been hunting for over 20 yrs now but that's not to say there aren't any black morels GR. Good luck from one Grand Rapidian to another!!
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 11:44 pm   #4
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

I find them in the dunes along Lake Michigan in Van Buren and Berrien Co. Mostly grays but I do find my share of blacks in the wooded dunes.

During good years, I don't even have to leave my property in Berrien Co. to find blacks. Last time this happened was in 2003.
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 3:41 pm   #5
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

.....Pine Trail,..... Lots of people will be looking in those parks now.
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Old Apr 19, 2014, 6:09 am   #6
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Yep.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 1:24 pm   #7
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

I have been finding blacks in Oakland Co. for the past 35 years. You just have to know where to look!!
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 8:35 pm   #8
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

piper what trees do you associate your blacks with in oakland co.? I have been searching in a different county north of you and find nothing in BTA... i hear rumors of an oak/cherry mix producing them sometimes...
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 1:45 am   #9
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

Blacks do occur in areas with Black Cherry and oak.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 4:54 pm   #10
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Re: Finding blacks in southwest Michigan

I have never really looked for specific kinds of trees, only hardwood stands with low undergrowth. I was told that oak stands produce leaves that are too acidic for morels, yet whenever I go on You Tube and look for video clips on morel hunting, I see all kinds of oak leaves on the ground. I have found black morels under pine trees too. I guess dead elms and poplar stands are the best place to look.
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