morel mushrooms

Asked April 20, 2017, 4:42 PM EDT

Can you find morel mushroom's in Lorain county?

Lorain County Ohio

1 Response

Hello-

Thanks for reaching out to Ohio State Extension. Morel mushrooms can be found in Lorain County, typically between mid-April and the end of May, depending on the weather.

Morels can be tricky to find, but checking with other experienced hunters or even looking online can give some good starting tips for where to look. Experienced hunters are often very territorial and secretive about their best locations for finding morels, so don't expect too many big giveaways!

In addition to the tasty morels, there are "false" morels that appear at a similar time and look similar to morels. These "false" morels are poisonous and may be very dangerous if consumed. Never eat a mushroom unless you are certain that it is safe to eat. An expert should identify any mushroom before consuming it.