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The mushrooms are coming

In spring, the search is on for the wily morel.

Morel mushroom in the woods.


No one can predict when morel mushrooms will appear.

Usually, they appear in Iowa in late April and peak on Mother's Day in southeast Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin and southern Michigan.

It's also tough to know where to hunt, but you'll find clues at the Morels.com message boards and on Facebook pages for Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.

The season lasts three to four weeks. Since most people go out on weekends, Thursdays and Fridays are good days to look because new mushrooms have had a chance to pop out since the previous weekend.

For hunting tips and a list of morel festivals, see Searching for mushrooms.

Last updated on May 8, 2013