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May 4, 2014

Mushrooms are out which means spring is here

I am happy to say that mushrooms are up in the local area. I found some grey mushrooms up last Monday. I know that it seems like it has been a long time coming, but this definitely shows that spring is here.

I have been out searching for mushrooms off and on since the beginning of April. I was hoping that nicer weather would come earlier, but that was just not the case. I searched through areas where I had previously found mushroom with no luck. I could tell by the look of the ground that it was not quite time, but I searched anyhow. I did this off and on for the last month until the other day when the weather was nice and finding a new spot that looked promising that paid off with a few dozen mushrooms. I was thrilled at finally finding something this year. I have to say that I was beginning to wonder if the mushrooms were going to come up, but it just seems that they needed a little more time to get out of the winter slump that we have been in this year before coming up.

I still hope the weather starts to even out a bit more and that many more mushrooms come up this season, but you never can tell. You should make sure that you ask permission before entering woods that is not yours and make sure the owner is OK with you being there. I have found a few more mushrooms and have the area marked for future searches.

It is always fun to get the family together and have a little outdoor adventure to gather these tasty treats. It is even nicer when the weather is beautiful and warm. It always seems like even the oldest of us becomes childlike again when we start find these mushrooms. I have a lot of fun finding them and then bringing my family back to these areas and watching them find more mushrooms than I knew were there. They move around calling out one mushroom found after another and it is very fun to watch and listen to as well. I really like finding them myself and I am sure that you all like finding them as well.

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