The Natural Capital, a really excellent blog, posted a reminder that it’s almost morel season in the DC area. I’ve never gone foraging for morels, but given how expensive they are to buy, I’d really like to become a expert morel hunter. I might have to go on one of the planned forays, though. Spotting these delicious little fungi takes some practice. As Natural Capital writes:
For years, we looked during the last two weeks of April in all the places people said to look: in old apple orchards, by dead elm stumps, and under tuliptrees. Nothing. Until we went out with experienced mushroomers who were willing to share their morel spots. Suddenly, the forest floor was dotted with these gourmet delicacies.
My main problem is that I lack transportation to get out to the parks and nature reserves where morels supposedly lurk, and renting a car to get there kind of defeats the purpose of foraging free goodies. Has anyone ever seen morels in Rock Creek Park?