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Forum: Open Discussion May 22, 2018, 11:46 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By srashley
Re: Wintergreen

I am not trying to question your identification skills, but are you sure they were Ref Oak and not Pin Oak? On the woods they look quite similar. I do fantastic around Pin Oak for yellows. I have...
Forum: Open Discussion May 19, 2018, 11:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By srashley
Re: Black Ash decimated in Northern Mi

Over the last 15 years or so I have noticed that morels often grow near maple that are in the proximity of Ash trees. In fact, I would often find more around the maples than the ash because the Ash...
Forum: Open Discussion May 19, 2018, 8:29 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By srashley
The moment I thought would never come

My second daughter graduated college and wanted to walk on the Appalachian Trail for her graduation celebration. We did. It was a blast, though extremely wet. My folks picked us up yesterday.

The...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 19, 2018, 10:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By srashley
How to tell it's Spring

... Purdue is playing in the Sweet 16 and Indiana is sitting at home watching!

(I didn't put this in the Joke section because this is serious business!):biggrin:

A Hoosier by birth, but a proud...
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 4, 2017, 1:41 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By srashley
Re: Anyone finding anything edilble?

Amen to the mosquitoes!
Forum: Open Discussion May 29, 2017, 5:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By srashley
Re: Ash Tree

... I posted a picture in the picture section of what I found around mostly maples.
Forum: Open Discussion May 29, 2017, 5:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,310
Posted By srashley
Re: Ash Tree

This year I have KILLED them around Maple trees in old ash stands. It has been consistent. This week alone I have found 701 in 2 days, Tuesday and Saturday, around mostly maple trees in the Boyne...
Forum: Open Discussion May 13, 2017, 3:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By srashley
Re: Ash Trees in Northern LP

From my experience over the padt 12 years or so of the ash borer, the bug doesn't generally get younger tree. Once trees are at an age that one would start looking for morels around them, that's...
Forum: Open Discussion May 13, 2017, 8:08 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
Posted By srashley
Re: Cadillac

My ex-wife grew up in Albion. Her dad was clingy commissioner there for several years. Steve Jacob.
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 29, 2017, 8:32 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By srashley
Re: Question on foilage etc

Hey, Jon, I am gonna scour your area now I've GOT to find blacks so I can take you up on your marriage proposal!:wink::giggle:
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 29, 2017, 8:29 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By srashley
Re: Question on foilage etc

It's worth a shot to look. I haven't looked a lot around pin Oaks up north - I haven't known where to find them as much as down here. Last year I found a spot in Roscommon county that was LOADED...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 21, 2017, 11:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By srashley
Re: Question on foilage etc

Today I went to my earliest yellow woods. I found 40 greys and yellows. 9 of them were around Pin Oaks; the rest were around dead elm.
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 21, 2017, 1:27 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By srashley
Re: Question on foilage etc

I live about 6 miles from the Michigan line, but I think we have a lot of the same conditions as the Detroit area.

Around here there are a few trees that aren't found in Northern Michigan. Around...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 17, 2017, 11:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By srashley
Re: Ash borer 2nd generation - question

I figured they would decrease with the dwindling ash, but I had hoped that they had died out, especially with those 2 cold winters we had like you said. With Dutch Elm Disease, the Black Willow is a...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 17, 2017, 1:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By srashley
Ash borer 2nd generation - question

I have wondered this ever since the Emerald Ash Borer Outbreak began. Around me in Northwest Ohio, we were first hit about 10 years ago. At the time I noticed that about 90% of the trees the bug hits...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 1, 2017, 6:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By srashley
Glad I got that out of my system

I am coming in from the woods after my first "excursion" of the season. Nothing yet. I was actually surprised how little undergrowth is out after this mild winter. It will be another week or so...
Forum: Open Discussion Jun 17, 2015, 10:09 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,437
Posted By srashley
Re: Next mushroom on the list....

Jon,

Do you still look for Chickens (or is it Hens) at LA Such Anne? If so, I'd love to meet you over there some time.
Forum: Open Discussion May 25, 2015, 9:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,473
Posted By srashley
Re: Opinion of the conditions...

I would agree that the yellows are still early where look in Charlevoix county. Hopefully I can get back up this week to check how it is coming. I think it'll be good his week.
Forum: Open Discussion May 23, 2015, 10:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,940
Posted By srashley
Re: odd place for yellows

I found 5 nice yellows and one giant 8 incher Friday all around only aspen. It's not unheard of for me. I always glance around them especially small ones up to 3" in diameter at the edge of fields I...
Forum: Open Discussion May 23, 2015, 12:40 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,769
Posted By srashley
Re: Live Elm?

I am very families wit the American (white elm) and the Slippery Elm (red elm), which are native to Indiana where I studied Forestry. It must be the rock elm I am finding. The dead rock elms very...
Forum: Open Discussion May 19, 2015, 11:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,769
Posted By srashley
Re: Live Elm?

For those of you in northern Michigan, there is a different type of elm than I am familiar with around here. We have American and slippery elm around here. What is the other elm type in Northern...
Forum: Open Discussion May 16, 2015, 11:58 am
Replies: 18
Ash
Views: 3,467
Posted By srashley
Re: Ash

A good rule of thumb forash is if they are old enough to produce morels they are old enough to be attacked be the ash borer:cry:

I'm not trying to be funny, but I have found that nice ash trees...
Forum: Open Discussion May 16, 2015, 12:42 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,769
Posted By srashley
Re: Live Elm?

I had one huge live elm where I found tons every year, but it is the only live elm around which have ever found them. This year the tree died. I excited that this would be the best year ever. So...
Forum: Open Discussion May 16, 2015, 12:36 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By srashley
Re: Vanderbilt?

With the warm-up you might find a few grays/yellows. Most will be blacks. I went to the Bone area on Wednesday and found three grays, the rest were lacks.
Forum: Open Discussion May 3, 2015, 12:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,678
Posted By srashley
Re: I'm getting that itch to get in the woods

But make sure you don't kill any of those giant mosquitoes! Didn't you know that they are the official Michigan state bird?:grin:
Forum: Open Discussion May 2, 2015, 11:30 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By srashley
Re: Anyone have an Old Michigan License Plate

That's the thing I have one place on private land that I have had permission to hunt for 20 yrs. But if the owner doesn't happen to be there at the time, locals put notes on my windows and such. It,s...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 30, 2015, 1:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By srashley
Wink Anyone have an Old Michigan License Plate?

Anyone have one with which they wouldn't mind parting? I am so tired of heading to Northern Michigan to look for mushrooms with Ohio plates! Even though I own property in Michigan, I live in Ohio. I...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 28, 2015, 4:30 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,678
Posted By srashley
Re: I'm getting that itch to get in the woods

If you are considering changing your plans because you think this weekend will be better than the week after Mother's Day, I wouldn't switch. If you are happy with blacks and/or yellows, I think that...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 28, 2015, 4:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,230
Posted By srashley
Re: Map for where black morels grow

My wife is from Albion, IN. Her aunt's brother finds quite a few blacks each year. He lives due west of Avilla. They do grow there, but it's harder to find the spots. Once out do, you're set. I hope...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 27, 2015, 2:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,230
Posted By srashley
Re: Map for where black morels grow

Other is a supposed dead zone in the northern Indiana, Northern Ohio, and southern Michigan. But it is isn't an actual dead area - they just aren't as prevalent. That said I have places all...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 24, 2015, 2:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,015
Posted By srashley
Re: Fingers crossed

Well, Brandon, since I live in Delta, we'll have to connect. Right now I am down to one vehicle for three drivers, but hopefully that will change. I now have the head off the engine in my truck,...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 24, 2015, 2:00 pm
Replies: 2
Ash
Views: 1,487
Posted By srashley
Re: Ash

Dead ash do not produce morels. However, the ash borer eats the cambium, inner bark, of the ash trees. Because of that, many of the affected trees still have roots that remain alive for at least a...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 19, 2015, 11:32 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By srashley
Re: so, it was HOT today

I have been in northern Michigan when I've headed out in the morning and found them frozen solid - little black popsicles! Then a few days later fresh blacks were popping up. In northern Michigan,...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 19, 2015, 11:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,015
Posted By srashley
Re: Fingers crossed

You said northwest Ohio. Whereabouts? I live in Delta and found my first last Monday. I am headed out today and am pretty sure I'll find some I don"t have to use a microscope to see! But they are...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 8, 2015, 12:04 am
Replies: 33
Views: 6,765
Posted By srashley
Re: Mushroom Seller Certification Classes

I read something about this on another sight. They were discussing the details of this and what it entails as well. Based on that I read the regulations myself. It appears to me that these...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 3, 2015, 4:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By srashley
Re: alabama

So... ? Well...? How'd you do in Alabama? Catch any fish or mushrooms?
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 1, 2015, 2:00 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By srashley
checked out the woods. today

... for two reasons - to see what the woods and foliage looked like and because I hunt this place or turkeys and wanted to scout it. Here in Northwest Ohio we have NOTHING growing in the woods. It...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 18, 2015, 8:20 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,189
Posted By srashley
Re: Buzzard Reports

I have panzies blooming! The crocus and tulips are both starting to pop, but nothing else blooming.
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 18, 2015, 12:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By srashley
Re: Southern Michigan Area

Blacks aren't as prevalent down here, but they are here. I used to preach at a a church in Ohio, just 6 miles south of Camden, MI in Hillsdale county. I had 1 really good black spot where I'd find...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 4, 2015, 1:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By srashley
Re: anyone else?

I had a friend who worked are Moonlight Mushroom farm. They developed mushroom spawn. She gave me five gallon jars of it that I planted in various places around my Cabin in Harrison, MI. That was 11...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 15, 2015, 10:39 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By srashley
Re: Dehydrated mushrooms?

As far as the mold an such, that's another issue. But I would be TOTALLY FINE with mushrooms dehydrated in the fridge because... that is my FAVORITE way to dehydrate morels! All the new fridges are...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 15, 2015, 6:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By srashley
Re: alabama

You could find great fishing down there at the end of march. I have only fished Mobile Bay from the pier at the park. In March, my father fishes the lagoon at Gulf Shores and does well. He catches...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 13, 2015, 1:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By srashley
Re: alabama

My sister lives in Fair hope, AL, which is on the east side of Mobile Bay; and my folks live in Gulf Shores, AL on the coast. I have looked down there and asked people down there if they had ever...
Forum: Open Discussion Sep 14, 2014, 10:40 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By srashley
Re: Most Beautiful Mushroom?

I found some a few years ago. They looked just like the pics. Nasty!
Forum: Open Discussion Sep 13, 2014, 1:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By srashley
Re: Most Beautiful Mushroom?

I can't believe no one has mentioned Dead Man's Toes!:wink::wink: The black, rotting look is hard to top!:rolleyes:
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 12, 2014, 5:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By srashley
Re: When do chickens and hens start coming?

thanks for the tips. I need something to do to distress! This would be good.
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 10, 2014, 10:29 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By srashley
Re: When do chickens and hens start coming?

Do you find both varieties around oak and Pine trees? Where would be the best types of places to start looking?
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 8, 2014, 12:04 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By srashley
When do chickens and hens start coming?

Just wondered when they start to pop. I thought I might give it a look-see this year and wondered when I should start the looking.

Thanks.
Forum: Happy Birthday to you... Jun 27, 2014, 7:39 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,332
Posted By srashley
Happy Birthdya Bobe

Hope your birthday is a great one, Robert! And hope the shrooms fall forever in your sack!:grin:
Forum: Open Discussion Jun 22, 2014, 12:09 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By srashley
Re: late morels

By heavier areas, I mean places that are lower lying, wetter, and loamier as opposed to lighter sand. Those places that get less sun and at the bottom of large ravines have been very good for late...
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