I was pretty sure I had put this blog to bed at least until late April when morel season starts, but we're having a very warm winter this year so today I went out for a little forage.
62 yesterday and in the 50s today, I was hoping I might come across a morel which would be rare and amazing find at this time of year.
Mike brought be back to earth by pointing out that the soil was still a good 10 degrees too cold for morels. So no morel fame for me today but not a total bust. I found many newly fruiting LBMs (little brown mushrooms) and a few tough black mushrooms (Hydnellum regium I believe) that had survived long into our mild winter.
As always, it was a great excuse for a lovely walk in the woods.