DNR offers morel mushroom hunters a helping hand

Michigan

Morel mushroom hunters have been watching the calendar carefully.

Early spring is prime time for finding morel mushrooms in Michigan.

Now the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering an interactive map that could lead mushroom mavens to their tasty treats.

The DNR says that large burn sites in forested areas are the most likely places to find morel mushrooms, especially in burned areas where jack, white or red pine once grew.

The map details where large burns have occured over the past few years.

By zooming in on the map, you can see the ground over in the area.

But be warned: the DNR reminds people that there are no guarantees that morel mushrooms will be found at the locations on the map.

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