A Guide to Hunting for Morel Mushrooms

A guide to hunting for Morels. Mushroom hunting can be a wonderful, healthy outdoor experience to share with family and friends. But the thrill of the hunt is only half the enjoyment.



Fun to find and a treat to eat, it's hard to beat morel mushrooms.
Fun to find and a treat to eat, it's hard to beat morel mushrooms.
PHOTO: DAVID CAVAGNARO
On a good day you, too might harvest a bumper crop of morel mushrooms like this one.
On a good day you, too might harvest a bumper crop of morel mushrooms like this one.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Author Larry Lonik demonstrates the mesh bags that allow morel spores to escape and spread as the harvester walks, ensuring future harvests.
Author Larry Lonik demonstrates the mesh bags that allow morel spores to escape and spread as the harvester walks, ensuring future harvests.
BOB TREEMORE
Morel harvest coincides happily with other harbinger of spring: fresh asparagus.
Morel harvest coincides happily with other harbinger of spring: fresh asparagus.
DAVID CAVAGNARO

















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