It is that time of year to go hunting for Morel Mushrooms in Northern Michigan! My friend E.B. who is located near the Thompsonville vicinity - found about 2 lbs worth this past week. (I am not allowed to reveal the secret location - per E.B. there are a lot of mushroom poachers.) Look how beautiful his Morels look in the photos above. Typically between the months of March and April is when the northern Michigan Morel season begins and May is when it peaks. E.B. found most of his mushrooms near the Ash and Cherry trees. His advice "best to walk slow and look all around you. If you find one, stay in that location and look good, usually more. The dark ones come out first and in a couple of weeks the white ones pop out!!" E.B. likes to bread and fry his in butter.
If you've never hunted for Morel Mushrooms before, it is extremely wise to go with someone who's a seasoned hunter. You do not want to get mushroom poisoning as it can be life threatening! Two great web sites I found with loads of information on Michigan's Morel Mushrooms are http://www.northerncountrymorels.com/ and http://www.michiganmorels.com/ . Happy Hunting!