No, no one sent in a morel of the week, yet.
In fact, the first sighting reported on morelmushroomhunting.com was only in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 1.
We are weeks away, especially here in northern Illinois.
However, last week, while discussing fishing with Jason Johns, a guide for Todd Gessner Outdoors, he mentioned, off-handedly, he was expecting a banner spring in southern Illinois for morels because the winter and spring so far.
It excites me.
BTW, when morels start popping, I will be running MOTW photos on Sundays on the outdoors page of the Sun-Times.
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