Couldn't get out of the house fast enough today, the hope of more morels pulling me. But I had a few things to take care of around here, so it was after 11:00 before I headed out armed with a backpack full of supplies: camera, scissors, bags, water bottle and snacks. And what a good walk it was!
Just a bit over 5 ounces. I crawled on my hands and knees under lots of cedars, but it was worth it. Here are some pics of the morels as I found them:
Cute, huh? This next one was growing out of the bottom of a tree.
At one point I had been walking about 40 minutes without finding any at all. I figured that I had gone out of the area where they would grow. As I was ducking under a branch, my glasses (which were perched on top of my head) got knocked onto the ground. "Stop here and look!" I thought to myself and crouched down where my glasses were. I found a morel about 4" from where my glasses lay. Up to that point, if I found one morel, I would find more in the same area. So I sat down where I was and began to look around. Just to my left I found what would be the biggest grouping of the day.
I think I will wait a few more days before going again. I left quite a few tiny ones in the ground. I am hoping to find enough more to dry some for later. As for now, I can't help but get home and saute some up for lunch. Adding a bit of chopped garlic and brown rice, they made a tasty lunch! With enough left over for another meal!