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Morels in northern Michigan

When do we usually find morels up in my area? Is it still around Mother's Day? - Margaret, Onaway, Mich.

 It's early, but people are starting to report finds on the Gaylord area Morels.com message board.

It depends on soil temperature and moisture, not the calendar, though some experts swear by Mother's Day. Morels pop earlier on ground that burned last year and on south-facing slopes, so you can start looking if you've had rains followed by warmth.

Last updated on May 4, 2009