Weird weather brings bumper, early morel crop

May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

NOT BAD FOR AN HOUR IN A THUNDERSTORM—Sorry Rockford Area Historical Society, Squire editor Beth Altena meant to spend only an hour in the woods before the 7 p.m. meeting on Thursday, May 3, but couldn’t leave with morels turning up everywhere. This pile was collected in just two hours. Usually May is Morel Month in Michigan, but the early spring weather apparently [...]

Morel Madness

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Morel Madness MOREL MADNESS-I bet you’re mad you didn’t bring home this haul. Rockford resident Joyce Wagner divided her split of a family gathering of morels around the stump of a walnut tree cut down last year.  Squire editor Beth Altena was nearly skunked by her secret spot and Marlene Clark of Rockford Public Schools said she wasn’t having much luck [...]