May 3, 2007
After we chased a black bear out of our favorite spot, we found 15 or so just barely breaking ground. We will check again on Sunday and report back. Location: Warren County, Delaware River Water Gap area
This message has been edited by thegreatmorel on May 14, 2007 5:19 PM
I found one huge morel (8") under a dying ash here in Green Township, Sussex County. I searched my property 3 days ago and found none, I was on vacation the last two weeks and thought I completely missed them. I'm going out to look for more today.
found 40 today in a short time (went after work). all really nice. have some nice pictures if anyone is interested in seeing them, email me and i will send them over. Any one from NJ on the board ever pick chanterelles in NJ? was wondering if they grow here. well good evening to all.
I have never found a morel in New Jersey, stationed at mcguire afb. All the guys give me a heard time on mushroom hunting. Really miss the taste of them. thought they where no existent here untill i found this thread. Know any spots in central jersey?
How far from Mercer County ( Princeton area) are you? If not far, scope out wooded area's, parks, etc. might have some luck. Check out Morelmania.com and keep an eye on area to see if anyone is finding there yet. Good Luck.
I did not find myself but my brother just called to tell me he just found 6 morels around a Tulip Poplar tree in his back yard. So Im going out tomarrow to start checking some area's. He lives in Sussex County. I will post after my hunting. I did go out on Sunday in His area and found nothing so i believe they are just starting in that area.
We went out yesterday AM and came home with 32 good-sized early ones. They are justing starting to pop in the Delaware Water Gap area. We also found ours in woodland Tulip tree groves. We will be checking every other day and will be heading over to the PA side of the river as well.
Nancy, your back! welcome. Decided to stay in NJ? last time i talked to you, you were getting ready to move down south. Keep in touch on the board. I went out on Friday after my brother found in his yard, I found only 3 morels, Do you think its still too cold here? keep in touch.
Found 3 greys along a deer path ( very small) and 9 what i think are half free. I am starting my 2008 morel journel with pictures. As soon as I do some serious picking ( and findings) i will post with the pictures. Still very slow coming up this year. Hope it gets better, weather is looking very promissing and temps are staying in a steady 70. I will stay tuned. good luck to all and happy spring!
Went out 6 am this morning and picked some really nice size blonds. Picked 47 in all. I took pictures (always do, seeing is believing)of the morels and where i picked. If any one is interested in seeing email me. I would also like help on identifying a tree where i picked 11 of the morels by. Also i have a great recipe for stuffed morels if any one is interested in.
Yes, we are still here. NJ's realestate market isn't doing what we need. We're still looking to head south as soon as possible. So, we are picking morels 3 times a week in NJ instead and loving every minute! What a great long spring. If this weather continues, we might go into June this year! I seriously need to replenish my dried supply after a winter of sauce-making! Will be heading up to Lake Wallenpaupack area next week to see what's up along the way in PA. Will report back.
I hear ya! I just froze some instead of drying this year. I vacuume packed them, i heard that they stay just as good as fresh so i decided to try it. Talk to ya after weekend. Going again tomarrow. Take care.
Hi Daniel - We are still finding them coming up in Warren County, Delaware Water Gap area. Went out Saturday and came home with 68 of those beauties - some were 6", and that didn't include the stem - we have photos next to a ruler. Going out again today. Nancy
Went out over the weekend and picked so many blond morels and so many oyster mushrooms, both just came up and are so nice and bug free. My refridge has nothing but mushrooms in it. My family is starting to freak out because I care more about picking mushrooms. I just love this time of year, Dont you? I cooked the oyster mushrooms with peppers and onions and served on sausage sandwiches, delious. I have some good recipes for morels too if any one is interested and have lots of pictures from this year if any one is interested. email me and i will send them
Hey Shelley - Went out again this AM and came home with two bags full of big yellows once again. Also came back with, as you said, beautiful Oysters. I don't remember them being so nice and creamy as they are this year. It's getting close to Chanterelle and Bolette time, so I'm keeping my eyes wide open for signs while I'm out. Dry some of those 'shrooms and use them all winter. Try my sauce recipe on the recipe page. Anyone who has ever had it raves about it and begs for more! I'll let you know when the Chanterelles are ready. He hunt them up by Crater Lake area. It is also a good area for Hen-of-the-Woods & Black Trumpets.
hey ozzie. Let me know if you got the pictures i sent you I also sent you pictures of the woods where i picked some of the morels so that you identify the tree's and woods i pick from. I have no idea what kind of tree's they are ( very slender tree with peeeling bark). Let me know what ya think. where are you located? County? talk to ya soon. take care.
hey, for Princeton area.
I know a group that went out on May 4th for Morels in your area and did well. From what i understand they went out during the peak of the season in your area. So it might be at an end there. My area is a little behind you and we are just peaking now. I belong to the NJ mycology group and they are great if your hobby is Mushroom picking. Its worth the few dollars to join. He can stay on top of mushroom picking and informed on all that NJ brings where Mushrooms are concerned. They have great forays and all sorts of events for us mushroom pickers. Oh well if interested log onto there site. NJMYCO.org
WOW, there are morels in NJ. Nice pictures. Thanks for the pictures ( shelly&nancy). Sweet. I am going to dedicate myself next season to morel picking. I was always under the impression that there were no morels here. thanks for the tips. I guess its not worth going out now, kinda late but theres next year. internet gotta love it.
I have never found a chanterelle in NJ. I do know the time for chanterelles ( orange one) here is July because I know some shroomers that pick them in July and always give me some ( I give them morels, they give me chanterelles) its kinda of funny though because niether of us will give up our spots so we share. But low and behold every July ( middle of month to end) they give me a huge bag of chanterelles. I think that its funny, I wont tell them where i pick the morels and they wont tell me where they pick the chanterelles so we just share our picks. hen of the woods, honey mushrooms, oysters, boletes are abundant where i live. Sept-Oct. I pick bags full of them. too much sometimes. I get sick of cleaning them and preserving them. Give alot away. oh well any tips on chanterelles ( what kind of grounds) is appreciated. dont want your spots, just a tip . thanks
Hey Shelly - If you check my message postings, we find them up by Crater Lake - on the way up all over the side of the road on the banks. We find them earlier than July! These are our next 'shrooms to pick. Crater Lake area is great for the Black Trumpets as well - those are in July. There are numerous old road cuts through the woodlands in this area. The Black Trumpets(black chanterelle)are all along the woodland roadways in the Black Birch areas. You will find all different kinds of shrooms in this area, especially to the left between Blue Mt. Lakes and Crater Lake. Lots of Black Bear as well, so take a friend and make lots of noise. There are plenty so I have no problem sharing the location. Nancy
Thank you jdanish for your email. I appreciate it. Now i know the mystery tree's. I have been finding morels under those tree's for the past 5 years but never knew what kind of tree they are. Talk to ya soon.
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