Hunting Morel Mushrooms
I love our family tradition of hunting mushrooms in the Spring!
Hunting morel mushrooms is a tradition that I grew up with, and I have been able to enjoy it more this year than most years since I have been visiting my family in Michigan for most of May. When the warm spring rains finally come and the may apples are growing thick in the woods, it is time to start looking intently at the ground for the small little treasures we call morel mushrooms. Morels are the first mushrooms to grow in the spring. There are half a dozen edible varieties of morels, the color of which vary from tan or gray (often called a white morel) to golden and black. Their size ranges from 1 1/2 inches long to as much as 8 inches, but average 2 to 4 inches long.