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Downtrodden Morel of the Week

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Morel of the Week may be a short-lived segment in its first year, if this entry from Ed Bowen is any indication.


MOTW began earlier this month per the suggestion of Ben Bultema. The Humboldt Park man had the first MOTW.

An extended online version of MOTW, which runs in the Field Notes of the outdoors page of the Sunday Sun-Times, appears here on Sundays. E-mail nominations to If worthy entries keep coming, MOTW will keep running.

Below is Bowen's morose morel tale:

I went out over the weekend and found "MY FIRST MOR EL" in the wood behind my Crete home. It was a dead solder. Must have been runner over by a deer. It was pretty dry. Going out again this weekend. The May apples and other plants are getting quite tall. How long do they usually hang around for?

Not much longer would be my guess, but I would be happy to be enlightened.

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