Morel Mushroom Progression Map

English: The morel mushroom Morchella esculent...
English: The morel mushroom Morchella esculenta (L.) Pers. Photographed in Linn County, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever gone hunting for morel mushrooms?  I haven’t…yet.  They do grow in Tennessee and I was curious to know when the season was.  As it happens, it is NOW.

Around March 6, I did a search on the internet and found this website that charts the progression of morel mushrooms throughout the US.  At that time, they were only starting to pop up in Georgia.  Since then, I’ve been monitoring the site, and sitings in TN and KY started appearing around March 16-17.

Morel mushrooms can bring in $35/lb and are supposed to be very good eating.  I can’t wait. It really is fascinating.There are so many interesting things in the world yet to discover and this is one of them.  Life is an Adventure!