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Old Mar 9, 2016, 6:48 pm   #1
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First Morel in Michigan?

Facebook user Jason Duncan posted a pic on Michigan Morel Hunters FB page of a morel, claiming he found it in Jackson County MI. Nobody believed him, so he posted a pic of morel with a bank receipt dated 2-22-2016. Is this possible, or did he take pic down south. His page says he is from Jackson, and he belongs to Jackson related groups.
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Old Mar 9, 2016, 8:18 pm   #2
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Re: First Morel in Michigan?

He has since posted a video showing snow, before walking to the morel. Looks convincing.
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Old Mar 9, 2016, 8:40 pm   #3
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Saw that too. My buddy says be; I say you never know. Been such a weird year.
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Old Mar 9, 2016, 9:47 pm   #4
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Re: First Morel in Michigan?

Is it showing it in the ground, or did he rehydrate some old morels and claim they were fresh?
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Old Mar 9, 2016, 11:52 pm   #5
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Re: First Morel in Michigan?

It is in the ground, looks fresh.
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Old Mar 10, 2016, 10:23 am   #6
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Re: First Morel in Michigan?

Yeah the picture looks pretty convincing... I would find it hard to believe that the ground is even close to warm enough to produce a full body fruit... But maybe it was on top of a hill with direct sun light???
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Old Mar 10, 2016, 12:48 pm   #7
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Re: First Morel in Michigan?

Wow.
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Old Mar 10, 2016, 2:26 pm   #8
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https://www.facebook.com/jason.dunca...type=2&theater

Link to the video
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Old Mar 10, 2016, 6:04 pm   #9
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Re: First Morel in Michigan?

I'm not buying it thought they fruited at a certain time of year like an animal comes into heat?? Internal ground temp daylight hours all that should come into play. I've found some early but not months early!!!
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Old Mar 10, 2016, 8:22 pm   #10
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Re: First Morel in Michigan?

When taking videos....turn your phone sideways!
I couldn't tell from the photo what the texture of the cap looked like.
It almost looked smooth, like a Verpa conica. The color matches the photo of V. Conica (Smooth Thimble-Cap) in the Audubon Guide.
Also, the Guide mentions V. conica is one of the first mushrooms to appear in the spring in the North.
I think it is a V. conica.

Hmm..after seeing the photos on facebook, it appears to be a morel in the ground. But did he rehydrate one from a previous year, or a storebought Earthy Delight morel and stick it in the ground to create a fake scene......
You can't believe everything you see on the internet. I am tempted to visit one of my early morels spots next week.
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