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Forum: Open Discussion May 21, 2019, 1:50 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By Jochs
Re: Hmmmm... Heading to the 45th parallel Fr

I went to Gaylord for the annual michiganmorels.com spring dinner, and the spring conditions up there were about 3 or 4 weeks behind the Southern Counties in Michigan.
If there were any blacks up...
Forum: Open Discussion May 21, 2019, 1:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Jochs
Re: New Edibility Rules

I agree with Guido, and posted the same opinion about eating verpas and beefsteaks online, only to be shot down. Someone said "So you're suggesting people don't ever try anything new?"
HELLO?...
Forum: Open Discussion May 21, 2019, 1:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Jochs
Re: latest report manistee ludington wellst

Yesterday, I got about 6 hours of hunting in.
I found 8 small fresh white morels, and at a higher elevation in Northern Wexford, a fresh black.
It rained most of the weekend, and the soil is plenty...
Forum: Open Discussion May 21, 2019, 1:35 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Jochs
Re: I bump into too many people in da woods..

I was in Wexford Co. yesterday and saw a camper set up in an area where I usually hunt. I wonder if they were on this board? I went deep in the woods there and found 8 morels that they apparently...
Forum: Open Discussion May 21, 2019, 1:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Jochs
Re: manistee area report 5/20/ 19

I didn't have too much luck in Wexford Co. yesterday. I did find 8 small white morels along M-55 in my one spot, and one black morel at a higher elevation in Manistee N.F.
I spent about 6 hours...
Forum: Open Discussion May 19, 2019, 3:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Jochs
Re: Are Morels my Unicorn???!!!!

I know a lot of people are upset about the rainy, cool weather Michigan has been experiencing, but from a morel standpoint, it's perfect! Hot weather makes for a quick season. This year has been a...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 19, 2019, 12:40 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring Dinner 2019?

Thank you for having this dinner again this year. It was nice getting together with Debbie, JonDaHighlander and friend, and TKCenterline and his son Sharidan.
Oh, and if you try their gumbo, it is...
Forum: Open Discussion May 13, 2019, 11:01 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Jochs
Re: Soaking New Picked Morels in Salt Water?

I cut mine in half and dropped them in a dishpan of tap water. Once I was done cutting them in half, I took them out and put them on a paper towel. I took the water and poured it outside behind the...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 10, 2019, 2:42 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring Dinner 2019?

For any new members interested in attending, or those who've been on the board for years but have never been to one our dinners, here is a link to BJ's:
http://bjscatering.com/

Directions and...
Forum: Open Discussion May 8, 2019, 10:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Jochs
Re: A strange, in a good way, season

I've looked around my property, but haven't found any. The last time I found any on my property was back in 2003.
I did find 10 half-frees, small and fresh, and 10 decent, fresh blacks in Van Buren...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 3, 2019, 12:36 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring Dinner 2019?

Sounds like a plan, Jon.

I plan on being there as well. I need two weeks notice to take vacation days at work.
I'll put in for 5/17 and 5/20 and make a long weekend of it. Hopefully, I can get...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 1, 2019, 11:38 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring Dinner 2019?

So is it set that it's May 18th? And how about the time....6 pm?
Forum: Open Discussion May 1, 2019, 12:38 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

I have found blacks in woods full of Black Cherry and scattered Tuliptrees.
Tuliptrees do not occur in Northern Michigan. They are, however, common in Barry County. (Isn't that where Yankee Springs...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 30, 2019, 9:14 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

Temps across Southern Michigan are supposed to rise overnight and reach the upper 60's to near 70. Highs are supposed to be near 60 the rest of the week with rain every day until Friday. Hopefully...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 28, 2019, 11:05 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

It got down to 34 in Berrien Co and we had between 2-3 inches of snow, depending on where you were, on Saturday afternoon/evening and overnight into Sunday. It was all gone by early afternoon, as it...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 28, 2019, 10:53 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Jochs
Re: Will the snow effect the season?? Predic

It seems like the white morel I found the other day in Berrien County didn't grow since last Wednesday, but it now has 2 new ones growing near it. The cold will slo things down, but the snow will...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 25, 2019, 10:44 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

I saw lots of emerging Trillium in Berrien Co. today, and even one blooming. (Trillium are out about 35-40 miles south in North-Central St. Joseph Co. IN.)

In my one area for blacks, I did not...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 22, 2019, 12:59 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

I did a little scouting this weekend, and didn't find any in Berrien Co.
Trillium plants are just emerging from the ground, as are Mayapples.
Bloodroot and Hepatica flowers are in full bloom. ...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 22, 2019, 1:05 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/common-mistakes/article/common-mistakes-ramps

And another good page:
https://www.wildedible.com/blog/foraging-ramps
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 20, 2019, 1:10 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

Sugar Maple buds are beginning to open on some trees. My neighbor's Norway Maple is starting to bloom.
Forsythias, like I suspected, are blooming now, but only at ground level where they were...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 20, 2019, 12:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Jochs
Re: april 16 2019 norther lower ich

In Berrien County and across Southern MI, the ramps are out and have been out for a couple of weeks now.
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? Apr 18, 2019, 9:15 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring Dinner 2019?

May 18th works for me, too.
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 18, 2019, 9:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Jochs
Re: april 16 2019 norther lower ich

It's about time in Berrien County. Maples started showing leaves today. I am going to look this weekend, and am guessing that I'll find small blacks.
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 15, 2019, 4:57 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

I bet there was snow yesterday in Manistee N.F..:lol:
Here in Berrien County, we had enough to cover the grass, but it has mostly melted, except in shaded areas. Snow doesn't stand a chance against...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 8, 2019, 11:54 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

I heard some toads last night in Berrien Co.
Today's 65 degree temps brought out the Red Maple blossoms. It takes them (at (least here ) a couple of weeks for the female flowers to become seeds. ...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 7, 2019, 10:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Jochs
Re: Are Morels my Unicorn???!!!!

One thing you have to realize is that usually when you see someone with several hundred morels, it is because they have their own private property and hunt all day.

Try looking around dead elm...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 3, 2019, 10:45 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

I went on a hike yesterday and saw that ramps (Wild Leek, Allium tricoccum, a member of the onion family, in the same genus as onions, chives, and garlic,) are now coming up in Berrien County. Not...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 28, 2019, 11:40 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

More than two Spring Peepers calling at my pond tonight!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpYpVPTQVQc
It looks like mild temps are in store for next week to kick off April.
If this keeps up, and we...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 25, 2019, 1:48 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

Last night, I was in Southern Berrien COutny and heard a bunch of Spring Peepers and Chorus Frogs calling from a swampy area.
Tonight, I have two Spring Peepers calling in my pond. Music to my...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 18, 2019, 2:06 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

Last Thursday, 3/14/19, I saw my first Turkey Vultures in Berrien County, and saw several more on Sunday.
I know it's hard to predict when morel season will start, but it will be interesting to see...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 12, 2019, 11:18 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

Yesterday I saw and heard my first Killdeer in Berrien County. No Turkey Vultures yet.
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 26, 2019, 12:02 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predicti

Last year was unusual. It warmed up all at once across the state, and morel season pretty much started in the south (late) at the same time as it did up north. I was surprised to see how far along...
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 23, 2019, 3:10 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By Jochs
Spring of 2019, and Morel Season Predictions.

I thought I'd start a new thread for this year with predictions and results throughout morel season, that could be used in future years for reference.
I'll have to revisit a thread I started last...
Forum: Open Discussion Jan 1, 2019, 12:06 am
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Jochs
Re: Have a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!:newyear3:
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 25, 2018, 12:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Jochs
Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!:xmastree: :santawave: :candycane:
Forum: Happy Birthday to you... Dec 12, 2018, 10:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Jochs
Re: Happy birthday Mesuredude58

Happy Birthday!:balloons:
And now a song by the michiganmorels singers:
:party::bdaycake:
Forum: Happy Birthday to you... Sep 26, 2018, 2:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jochs
Re: Happy birthday Debbie!

Happy Belated Birthday!:bdaycake:
Forum: Open Discussion Jun 9, 2018, 2:17 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By Jochs
Re: Ticks

When I was hunting up north the day after the dinner at BJ's. I returned that night (5/20) to Gaylord and stayed at the Quality Inn. After being there a few hours I found a tick crawling on my arm....
Forum: Open Discussion May 22, 2018, 9:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jochs
Re: Black Bears Near Cadillac.

I didn't have the time to go deep into the woods, and the weather turned bad later in the day.
If you know where to look, they should be out in Wexford County.

Based on what I read online, I may...
Forum: Open Discussion May 22, 2018, 8:46 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jochs
Black Bears Near Cadillac.

Yesterday, on a fruitless hunt in Manistee National Forest, I was on my way east back toward Cadillac, to get gas, snacks, etc. for my trip back south.
A couple of miles west of Cadillac, I saw some...
Forum: Open Discussion May 21, 2018, 10:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Jochs
Re: Wintergreen

I didn't have any luck yesterday looking under BTA that had wintergreen under it.
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 20, 2018, 1:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,107
Posted By Jochs
Post Your 2018 Spring Dinner Photos Here!

For those who took photos, post them in this thread!
Here's mine. Unfortunately, Ted and Cheryl had already left.
L-R: Debbie, Bikerdude,(Jim), JonDaHighlander,(Jon) and Birrdybrad (Brad), and...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 20, 2018, 12:39 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,160
Posted By Jochs
Re: BJ'S in Gaylord

I had a great time visiting with everyone at BJ's.
It was nice seeing Debbie, TKCenterline (Ted), and Cheryl, and JonDahHighlander (Jon) again, and meeting bikerdude (Jim) and Birrdybrad (Brad) and...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 19, 2018, 5:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,160
Posted By Jochs
Re: BJ'S in Gaylord

I'm just arriving in Gaylord now!
Forum: Open Discussion May 18, 2018, 4:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By Jochs
Re: Wintergreen

What kind of trees were growing near the Wintergreen?
I have seen Wintergreen at Grand Mere State Park in Berrien Co., and it seems to be growing under Eastern White Pine.
I have only ever found...
Forum: Open Discussion May 18, 2018, 3:55 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Jochs
Re: Morel Picking

I wish I could have sent some of our rain up north. Everyone is talking about how dry it is up north, while across S MI we're still drying out from a rainy week.
A couple of roads by me are still...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 16, 2018, 9:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,160
Posted By Jochs
Re: BJ'S in Gaylord

I put in for vacation time two weeks ago for Friday and Monday, so I could go up north this weekend. Had I not done so, I would have had to work this weekend.
I plan on attending BJ's this Saturday,...
Forum: Interest in having a Spring Dinner 2018? May 16, 2018, 9:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jochs
Re: Spring dinner date

I felt the same way when I first attended a dinner in 2012. I was alone, and only knew everyone from reading their posts online. I was nervous going there at first, but once I met everyone in...
Forum: Open Discussion May 14, 2018, 10:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Jochs
Re: Black Ash decimated in Northern Mi

I have found most of my yellows around dead or distressed elms this year.
The tree I found some around today is just starting to lose its bark.
Forum: Open Discussion May 9, 2018, 9:19 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By Jochs
Re: I Found Some!

Jon, I was lucky to have grandparents that lived in Cadillac until 1977. :wink:

I guess this means I've been hunting for 40+ years. Back when I was little, I was usually told I was standing near...
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