Guide to Morel Mushroom Hunting

If you look forward to exploring the woods, hiking, and getting in touch with nature, morel mushroom hunting in Michigan is one of the best springtime activities.

What Do Michigan Morels Look Like?

Morel mushrooms usually stand between 1 inch and 4 inches tall and are about 1 inch to 2 inches around.

Widespread Growth in Spring

They prefer dampness, so search for them a few days after a warm spring shower.

Help for Novice Hunters

The best advice is to look anywhere and everywhere. You may find morels at your favorite state park, along your fence, or around cleared logging areas.

Don’t trespass. Dress appropriately. Carry a compass or GPS. Know what to look for. Pick morels correctly. Watch out for ticks.

Morel Mushroom Hunting Tips & Tricks

The false morels can be poisonous and cause all kinds of health issues, including kidney and liver problems. You want to know what you’re cooking before you eat any wild mushrooms.

Watch Out for False Morels

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