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Morel mushrooms: Big finds in Chicago’s south suburbs for Morel of the Week

Jay Damm got his morel season started in fine style in the south suburbs, rain or no rain.

A ton, well, five pounds of morel mushrooms from the south suburbs. Photo provided by Jay Damm
A ton, well, five pounds of morel mushrooms from the south suburbs.
Photo provided by Jay Damm

Jay Damm made the most of the rain last Wednesday and picked more than five pounds of morel mushrooms in the south suburbs.

“I was soaked, but it was worth it,” he emailed.

Morel mushrooms growing in the south suburbs. Photo provided by Jay Damm.
Morel mushrooms growing in the south suburbs.
Provided by Jay Damm

MOTW, the celebration of foraging for morel mushrooms in spring, runs Wednesdays in the Sun-Times as warranted. Submit nominations by message on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com).