Hello fellow mushroom fanatics!
Feels kind of spring-like outside the last couple of days. This always makes it hard to wait for the true spring to arrive. This is the time of year that I like to get ready for the upcoming spring mushrooms.
Even though spring is not the season that we get our largest flush of mushrooms, the ones that do flush are important. The morels come in the spring, and are the most recognized mushroom to amateurs and part timers.
Oysters come in the spring and fall, but are especially nice in the spring because we have waited all winter for them. Just to start seeing mushrooms flushing, lets us know that winter is mostly over and the ground is warming.
An old farmer told me that when the mushroom pickers start showing up, that he knows the weather is going to settle down. He did not eat or pick wild mushrooms, but he knew it had to do with more than how the weather acted that day or week.