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Archived Morel Reports - 2001

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Year 2001 Reports
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Date
2001
Day
Nite
Temp
Rain Snow Morels
Picked
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June 03

50
38
1/10"     Remember to ask me to put your pictures on the site for your friends to see.   My newly invented word for the season? "MOR-OOMS". That's what you say when you are too excited to say morel mushrooms.
June 02 60
39
1/4"     Haven't had any more reports of any finds, so I'm declaring this season OVER! It's official now folks, so you can go home and warm up by the fire. LOL   Be sure to visit me off and on to see any changes or new items on my site. Thanks for all the emails and reports. I appreciate them.

June 1st

49
40
1"      

May 31

56
31
Frost     Reports of white/yellow morel finds are spotty now with only a few (5 to 20) being found over week end. They say they are Large ones tho'.

May 30

55
37
Frost       
May 29 55
33
      Sunny but cool. .....  Frost last night

May 28

65
42
      Memorial Day.   Finally ... some sunshine!
May 27 55
37
1"      
Date
2001
Day
Nite
Temp
Rain Snow Morels
Picked
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May 26 60
39
1/2"     Got a report from two people who picked over 30 lb. on the 24th and 26th in northern Mich. They said the ground temps ranged from 60o to 65o
May 25 62
42
3/4 "      
May 24 63
37
1/2"     Scattered reports of some success still coming in with white/yellow morels in northern Michigan. A lot more reports are saying that they are finding "Old" and drying ones. The rains may help extend the season a bit into Memorial week-end. It will take a LOT of walking on your part.
May 23 60
39
1"      
May 21 70
48
3/4 "      
May 19 77
42
      Even with MUCH warmer days people are still getting some white/yellow morels. Wish I could go, but.... work calls. :(
May 17 80
55
Light
Showr
    Didn't get out today.
May 15
&
May 16th
70
50
1 1/4"
or
more
    This will be the end of my personal reports, as I will be unable to get to woods again this season. (I guess my season ended on May 10th actually) Your white / yellow season will continue just fine. Only I won't be able to be in the woods. Working 7days/week now. :(  Ground temp in woods today was 62o  I will continue to post temps, rain for the next couple weeks for you.  Just no morels to go with it.  :(
May 14 53
38
1/2"     Hope you all had a nice Mother's day on the 13th. Sorry about not post ing a couple of days, but I was a good son, <grin> and went to visit my 91 yr old dear mother.     She said to tell you all "Hello".
We are getting some rain tonight and forcasted for tomorrow too.
 
May 12 50
25
      Didn't get out today. Cold tonight! A chance of showers tonight and tomorrow.
May 11 46
29
      Didn't get out today.
Date
2001
Day
Nite
Temp
Rain Snow Morels
Picked
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May 10 80
50
1/2   119 Deb and I went out with the motley crew (sis niece and friend) again. Didn't do so hot. 64 Whites and 55 blacks in about 4 1/2 hrs. If it hadn't been for Debbie finding one Elm stump with 55 whites around it, we would've fares much worse. LOL Way to go Deb!
May 09 72
50
    87 Went to three different areas today. South, Northeast and North west. Deb and I hunted seperatly. She out picked me 2 to 1 and found 15 nice whites. The rest of our take was black spikes, signaling the end of the blacks. So I guess we'll hunt whites from here on out. Ground Temp 60o
May 08 70
50
    13 Debbie went out looking for new area tonight. As often when scouting in unknown areas you end up with not much. 6 of these were whites.
May 07 72
50
3/4"     Didn't get out today. Did get a bit of rain finally.
May 06 66
47
    32 Debbie went out for 3 or 4 hours today and only found these few. This in an area where she picked over 130 just a few days ago. Rain in forecast though for next couple of days. Ground Temp 58o
May 05 62
37
      Didn't get out today.
May 04 63
42
1/4   504 Ground Temp 54o in wooded areas.  60o in grassy sunny areas. A wonderful time with my wife, sister, niece and her friend today. We found these blacks in the late afternoon. Would have found more if we could have gotten Karen away from the coffee pot earlier! Just teasing  "K".   LOL
May 03 62
44

1"

  34 Long story...Short trip. Just got to spot and started picking when we had to leave. It was a good spot too, darn it. Broke my heart :<(
Showers moving through area tonight. Should really get them going.
May 02 80
58
    0 Debbie again scouted another lead for spot to pick. Fizzeled. Did not even find one. Scouting is like that most times. Can't all be like yesterday.
May 01 80
60
Trace   133 Gound Temp 51o Debbie and a friend found these in an hour or less tonight. Some VERY large one too. Can't wait till I can get in the woods to join them again.
Apr 30 80
56
    37 Debbie found these this evening in 45 minutes. Boy these temps should start things popping!
Date
2001
Day
Nite
Temp
Rain Snow Morels
Picked
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Apr 29 68
47
    59 Ground temps still at 50o @ 4" deep.  Debbie & I were out for almost 3 hrs and that is all we could find. Temps are finally getting up to normal. Rain predicted Monday. Next week should see Quite an improvment. But of course Deb's vacation is up, and my 4 days off are gone too. LOL
Apr 28 55
28
    47 Ground temps 50o .  Still not doing real well. Did see some people who were walking like they were in a marathon, but their bags were a lot fuller than mine. They were in much better shape than this old fart. LOL
Apr 27 52
28
      Cool today. Wasn't able to get out in the woods. Bummer.
Apr 26 55
40
1/4   53 Ground temp 48o .  A few showers late afternoon and evening. mushrooms were on the small side. Took Debbie and I about 3 hours to get these.
Apr 25 60
38
   

 

Didn't either one of us get to woods today. Warmer than yesterday though. Will be going out the next 4 days. Hoping they will sprout with warmer weather that we are supposed to be getting.
Apr 24

48
26

 

1/2

  Didn't either one of us get to woods today. Snowed very hard in early A.M.   Depressed wife. <G>     Melted right off tho.
Apr 23 65
40
1/4" to
1/2"
 

5

Ground temp 46 o.   Debbie found only 5 in 4 hours today. Scattered Showers dropped rain in varying amounts accros area.
Apr 22 68
40

 

 

9

Debbie went out again and got 9 more small ones. (again I had to work. Whine) Rocky....Debbie says she will be glad to offer a guided morel hunt for you, seeing as you only got one today.  LOL        (She's mean :)
Apr 21 70
40
    7 Ground temp 45o .  We warmed up quite a bit today and that little bit of rain has finally produced a few small morels in our area. My wife found them tonight!  (I had to work, durn it all!)
Apr 19
   & 20
60
35

1/4"

  0 A bit of rain today and yesterda.  Not as much as down state recieved though. Went out for about 11/2 hours but came home empty again.
Apr 19 60
35
    0 The warm up has started, with rain predicted for Fri night and Saturday. Will this do it? I sure hope so! Out for an hour today, but no morels.
Apr 17 37
18

 

  0 Partly cloudy to sunny in afternoon. Still cold. Warm up predicted this week-end. Get ready. This may be it!
Date
2001
Day
Nite
Temp
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Picked
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Apr 16 30
20
  11/2 0 Ground temp 40o @ 4" deep.  Cold today and tonight. About 11/2" of snow fell over night.
Apr 15 55
30

 

  0 Partly cloudy to sunny in afternoon. No luck yet.
Apr 14

58
27

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1/10
    Went out for about an hour yesterday. Didn't find any morels.  Took Ground Temp. 40 o at 4" deep. Cooler weather in forecast the next few days. Will delay us even more.
Apr 11 35
52
2"     We are getting thunder showers as I write this. They have been going on for several hours now. It was cool today, but a warm front came though tonight bringing a nice heavy warm rain. This ought to warm the ground and get them going! I'll be going out Friday and I'll let you know.
Apr 10

40
27

light
rain
    Well, that 60 o warm up lasted only about 12 hours the other day. it dropped back into the 40's for highs on the 8th. cool ever since.
APR 07

40
60

Light mist

 

  I left for work at 1 PM and it was barely 40o . When I got home around 11:30 PM it was 60 o . I've now got spring and morel fever so bad it hurts!  This is the 1st really warm temps we've had this spring, and I know if it will last a few days it will speed up the process.  Still....We're probably 11/2 to 2 weeks away from morels in northern MI.
APR 06 43
30
1/2"
Rain
    The last few days have been in the 40's and 50's. The next 3 or 4 days are supposed to get up to 60 o with some more showers. This will help knock more snow down as we still have a few inches left in the woods. Getting some reports of finds in Indiana and Tennessee. It won't be long. Couple of weeks yet for here in northern Michigan.
APR 03 38
28
  light snow   I stepped onto the back porch at 2:00 AM, to help the snow bank melt a little faster, and would you believe it?       IT WAS SNOWING AGAIN!
Mar 24-25 & 26 12
- 4
  6" of Snow   The 24th, 25th & 26th was very cold. About 6 inches of snow total over the 3 days. Come on now. Lets get back to spring!
Mar 22 45
28
     

Last few days has been perfect for slow snow melting.  Thawing during the day and freezing at night, lets the water soak into the ground rather than run off so much.  Maybe it will help us out this season.

Mar 08 22
12
   6" of Snow
 
Last year on this date in march, we had 78 o ! Spring fever hit me bad that day.  I had to go look even though I knew there weren't any yet.
Date
2001
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Nite
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Picked
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Jan 01

18
0

  Light Snow
 
Nothing to report here yet, so visit the year 2000 reports and see how it went last year.
           
 
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