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Morels are popping up in Southern Illinois. Here's what you need to know before you go mushroom hunting.
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Morels are popping up in Southern Illinois. Here's what you need to know before you go mushroom hunting.

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Morel Mushrooms

Morel season is pretty much here. Here is a quick guide to get your mushroom hunting adventure started.

According to the Facebook group Illinois Morel Mushrooms, the coveted spring treasures have already been found all over Southern Illinois.

According to that group, the first morels of the season were found at the end of March in Franklin and Perry counties. And, the latest progression map the group shared indicates morels have been found so far this year in Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jackson, Williamson, Saline, Hardin, Massac, Johnson, Union, Alexander and Pulaski counties.

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Here are some things you should know before you head out to hunt for the delicious and sometimes elusive treat.

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