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How to Find Morel Mushrooms in Ohio State Parks

False Morel

A great article in USA Today – How to Find Morel Mushrooms in Ohio State Parks!!!

According to Ohio State University Extension, there are more than 2,000 kinds of wild mushrooms that grow in the state. Of these, the morel is one of the first that you can collect in spring. The morel, which is also called the sponge mushroom because of its spongy cap, are most abundant from the first part of April to the first part of May in many Ohio State Parks. You must take great care when hunting morels, because there are some poisonous mushrooms, such as the false morel, that grow in the same conditions and look similar.


Leafsnap – A mushroom hunters must have for tree identification!

LeafSnap – an electronic field guide app for mobile phone users!

Use LeafSnap to identify trees by bark, leaf, fruit, bud, etc..

Even scan your leaf and let it do the work for you with your phone!

LeafSnap iPhone App

LeafSnap iPhone App

Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds, and bark. Leafsnap currently includes the trees of the Northeast and will soon grow to include the trees of the entire continental United States.