12 Important Facts That You Should Know About Finding Morel Mushrooms in Colorado
Finding Morel Mushrooms in Colorado
Finding Morel Mushrooms in Colorado can be simple and enjoyable. Flora and fungi play an integral role in the biodiversity in the Rocky Mountains. These are some tips and facts about finding morel mushrooms in Colorado.
Finding Morel Mushrooms in Colorado is so addicting! Ah, yes. The smell of spring is back. This means the elusive morel mushroom is leaving clues as to where to find this godsend. This is meant to be a general guideline as to where to find these tasty little treats.
*Before consuming any type of wild mushroom, it is crucial that you consult with a local
expert. This can save your life and your liver. There are resources available at your local
university, mushroom club, or mycological society.
If you miss that crucial step, you may just take the FUN out of FUNGI, and mess up your GI track. Don’t be that guy.
As always, there are ethical ways to obtain your prize. If you’re not sure what you’re picking, then collect a few, identify the area in which it was collected, the trees nearby, and collect the entire specimen. As you become more familiar with what you are hunting, then you will be able to cut off at the base of the stem, or (gently) pull out the entire fruiting body from the substrate as to keep the mycelium disturbance to a minimum. In the mushroom world, there is a heated debate as to which of those tactics is best, and the truth is, there isn’t one.
Grab a tea, read this.
Then grab a basket and go find some mushrooms (hopefully).
- Active Fire Mapping Program
- 2016 Morel Sightings Map
- Google Map of Morel Mushroom Finds
- Soil Temperature Map
- Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region
- All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
- Mushrooms Demystified