Spring in Doniphan County

Morels in moss beneath a dead elm.

 

Morchella esculenta

 

This group of morels were beneath buckbrush, nettles and Virginia creeper at the base of an elm.

 

Hiding in the under brush was a clone of orchids (Orchis spectabilis), soon to bloom.

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4 thoughts on “Spring in Doniphan County”

  1. Wow, thanks for posting an account from Doniphan county. Love the photos.

    Funny you should mention Showy Orchids. I’ll put up a post in a bit with some just about ready to flower.

  2. I should make it a habitat of working in Morel hunting in the spring. I just never seem to find the time. I did purchase some and fry them up for my environmental club a few years ago.

    So, I challenge myself and everyone else to have a celebration of spring in our classrooms by frying up and exposing students to these wonderful tasting cousins of ours.

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