One hour, 3 Humans, 52 Morels!
Three morels, do you see them?
And two more!
So fresh they hadn't even totally uncurled!
A "true" morel will be hollow.
When sliced length-wise, it is hollow from top to bottom and one piece. There is NO cap on a stem. False morels will have a cap that sits on the stem.
False Morel photo courtesy of Northern County Morels
The above picture is a false morel. See how the stem is only attached at the very top. Here is two sites that are very informative. Northern County Morels and Edible Mushrooms or Poisonous Mushrooms
Today we found a total of 52 morels. Our knife we took wasn't sharp enough and some pulled away from the ground when trying to cut them. It's a good idea to cut about 1" up from the ground. This will leave spores to produce more in the future. We left small (smaller than your thumb) ones as well as a few dried up ones for the same reason.
I really enjoyed being outdoors with hubby and my son, teaching my son how to forage correctly for morels. Now I just have to convince him to eat them!
Who else has found any this year?