Morels could be early this year

The unseasonably warm weather in Michigan is giving mushroom hunters an early jump on morel season.  The Kalamazoo Gazette reports at least one morel sighting has been reported in March, about two months before the usual peak season in the state. If mushroom hunters use the calendar to determine morel season this year they could miss out on the chance to find the delicacy.  Pete Stobie, educational director at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, says a warm rain combined with high temperatures could prompt morels to come up. He says that if the current warm weather is interrupted by snow or more typical early spring weather the mushrooms could come up again in April or May.  Morel hunting is a family tradition, where do-it-yourself pickers scour woods for the mushroom.  (AP)

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