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Posted: 30 April 2013 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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We found 11 at Banner Marsh and it was the first I’ve ever been there. I think we found just as many ticks and snakes! In years past I’ve found all I need right behind the house..nothing yet so far though.

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Posted: 30 April 2013 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I’m going on Saturday finally!  Haven’t had a day off in a while!  Be nice just to get out in the woods!!

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Posted: 30 April 2013 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Found 14 grays and one yellow this afternoon at Trespassers Ridge. Going to head down into the river bottoms in the morning and check out that area, its always pretty good

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Posted: 01 May 2013 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Found 2 greys in the yard last night, hopefully get the rest of the garden in later today and with the rain coming in they should really start popping.

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Posted: 01 May 2013 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Guys, this isn’t a weird year, this is a NORMAL year!  Like it always use to be before we started having springs with abnormaly early warm and dry weather. You all have just forgot since it’s been so long. Our timber was by far, the best “Room” hunting around Mothers day when things were right. And now, things are right again. I’m looking at Morrels the size of a fingernail, up to around 1” tall. They will grow for the next two wk’s now, and nothing will stop them. This is the type of spring where we can grow some over a pound a pc !  So be patient, it’s coming!

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Posted: 01 May 2013 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I will agree with Walmsley 100% Besides last year, April 11th was the soonest I had ever found them in my immediate area. When I was a kid middle May was when the great big yellows would start popping. Lilacs haven’t bloomed, Red Bud trees are just blooming, cut my 1st mess of asparagus, and just started seeing the big bumble bees start to fly around, There coming!!

WTF- We call them one schrooms mule tails also but knew the name peckerheads for them.

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Posted: 01 May 2013 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Berlin, funny you mention the Lilacs- Our Lilac bush in the yard will be peak bloomed at the exact time the Morrels are also-And it’s NO where near- This bush has never been wrong, no matter what kind of spring mother nature throws at her!  And it does not coincide with what the Lilacs are doing in town. It’s barely leafed out right now.

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Posted: 01 May 2013 11:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Always heard when the Lilacs bloom the yellow schrooms are popping. My biggest and oldest Lilac bush has the flowers forming and the leaves are small but they have started. I don’t know where you are at but I am in Sangamon County. I also have another type of flower, (something pea) and when it starts growing, schroom time is close and they are also about 3-4” high. I believe with the ground temp reaching 50 here they are coming, even if it cools down a little temp wise the ground won’t. About 15 years ago we had a late April snow, maybe a little over an 1” overnight, warmed up and the snow was gone quick. But took a walk that morning, one of the best times I had ever picking schrooms, they stuck out like sore thumbs in that snow. I have always thought ground temp is the key for them to come, and I think 50 degrees is what it needs to be. Not gospel just my thoughts.

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Posted: 01 May 2013 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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One other thing I watch, I have a Buck Eye tree. One of the quickest trees I have to leaf out in the spring. When it blooms to form the buck eyes is another good sign, and it started this week.

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Posted: 01 May 2013 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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    went out today in Peoria co found 0 but dog found two of some aromatic thing, he rode in back of truck on way home

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Posted: 01 May 2013 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Been out the past two days, nothing but ticks.  They’re bad.  woke up this morning and apparently missed one.  He was in there good.  I was down by Banner Marsh yesterday and only found a false morel.

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Posted: 01 May 2013 09:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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we’re on the same page Berlin- I’m straight west of ya in Adams-

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Posted: 02 May 2013 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Are you and the WHITETAILFREAK buddies? A buddy of mine was over in Schuyler a week or so ago and he stated that the timber over in that area looked to be about 2 weeks behind in growth to what our timbers were, you think the different soil type would cause that?

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Posted: 02 May 2013 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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yup, we are!

two wks behind would be a bunch-not sure about that unless the timber soil here is that different than around you- should be really close to the same Northern line-this cool down with lot’s of rain coming and then the next warm up is setting it all up to be a super mushroom couple of wks I beleive-

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Posted: 02 May 2013 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Walmsley is my hunting idol;)I struck out again yesterday but startin to hear of people finding mushrooms at siliom springs state park, Im not going out again till monday. Im fed-up and tired of wasting gas…......

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