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#1 ness

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:55 PM

It's been a cold March around here, but with decent precipitation. Sposta clear 70 on Sunday -- time to start looking.

 

Anybody seeing or hearing anything yet?


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 04:28 PM

Ive got about 10 spots between Lamar,Mo and Kc.We moved to Stockton from Lamar 4 years ago and i only found 2 spots here.

Ive been watching the different maps online but no reports in missouri.

 

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

Ive got about 10 spots between Lamar,Mo and Kc.We moved to Stockton from Lamar 4 years ago and i only found 2 spots here.

Ive been watching the different maps online but no reports in missouri.

 

http://morelhunters.com/

That's kind of ironic blue.  I go to Stockton to pick them a lot of times.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

i found a spot here in Stockton that had one morel but there was like a thousand little holes through the woods where the deer had got them.I should probably go out there and start peeing on all of the trees or spray something to keep the deer out.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:58 PM

Ground is still pretty cold around here.  Leaf litter packed tight this year from the snow and sleet.  They should stick out good when they pop up.  Grass just started showing some green here this week.

 

Last year it was hard to find them with the leaves all fluffed up and dry.

 

I will give it a week or so.  Peak usually is April 17 thru first part of May here.  There may be a few grays next week.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:39 AM

still pretty cool ... 

rain this week and some sun .. I think jd is right... you should start seeing them around the 15th.....



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:58 AM

Still too cold...think it's going to be a late season this year

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:34 AM

the first time it's 75 during the day and 55 at night for three days in a row, there will be blacks up at my early spot in McDonald County.  Of course crappie will be on the bank and Turkey season will be open somewhere too.  Not enough hours in the day during April.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

Yeah, I looks at morelhunters.com and the map shows them south still. Not surprised --- it's been cold.
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

Water temp at a local lake was at 55 degrees this weekend, somehow.  It was cold and rainy all day Sat and 29 degrees Sunday morn.  Somehow things are warming up.

 

Looking at the forecast and how things are starting to show around here, I may go out this weekend and look for some greys.  Even though it seems early, it looks like a warmup is coming.

 

I tend to see mayapples blooming and trilliums around when the mushrooms are peaking around here.  I have seen no mayapples yet.

 

But I am getting the itch.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:53 PM

I saw some trout lilly's just starting to bud....  that a great sign!

 

dandelions have started.... time for some fried fritters

 

red buds are starting,,,
 

soon the dogwoods and crappie...

 

and finally some May Apple jelly...... yummy



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

I saw some trout lilly's just starting to bud....  that a great sign!

 

dandelions have started.... time for some fried fritters

 

red buds are starting,,,
 

soon the dogwoods and crappie...

 

and finally some May Apple jelly...... yummy

May Apple jelly? Do tell!


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

Dandelions in bloom is a good indicator. None here yet. Kc is usually a week behind STL. Leonard is usually picking a week before STL.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

What's a trout lilley?

 

Dandelions are showing here on the north hillsides, bees will be happy happy.  First major source of food for them.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:58 PM

What's a trout lilley?

 

 

A small, yellow lily that has green-gray leaves mottled with gray-brown spots similar to a trout. They bloom in early spring. 

 

Thanks Wikipedia.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:15 PM

Forecast for the next week has lows around freezing, highs in the low 60s. Last year was later too. I think in '12 we were finding them 3rd week in March.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

2012 was way early

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

Mayapple jelly...

 

http://www.eatthewee...gotten-fruit-2/

 

 

Dandy little fritters.... YUMMY!

http://food52.com/re...ndelion-flowers



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:15 AM

I have seen the flowers, just never knew they had a name.  They are around when mushrooms pop.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

had a great day yesterday -- got a new shirt from the Gap, and found the mother lode:

 

wheelbarrow.jpg


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