Connecticut

Hard to find a good "untouched" area here, a lot of development. James Goodwin State Forest near Hampton. Some dead Elm trees here.

Paugussett State Forest near Stevenson north of Bridgeport, had a report from 1999 season.

Several other areas in the North West part of the state are scattered throughout.

Connecticut report. Hi there, Morels found in Redding, CT. At April 13. 2002. 19 pieces. At April 18. 2002. 153 pieces. Very promising beginning of season. Attached are photos from April 18. 2002. Vladimir, Milford, Connecticut.

Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 21:21:16 -0400. Subject: First one in Connecticut. Hi there, I went out yesterday, April 24 2003 11:00 AM at Putnam Memorial State Park and found 1st black morel only 1 1/2 inch tall. The weather is still cold for this time of the year so should be better time next week. Happy Mushrooming. Vladimir, Milford,CT

Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 08:50:01 EDT. Subject: They're here in CT! Two days of rain and somewhat warmer nights have brought a fine flush of pristine grays in the moss under the old apple tree in the backyard. I live on the Connecticur River about 1/2way between Hartford and Old Saybrook. Not many people here even know what a morel looks like....More for the rest of us, I suppose...Now for the first mushroom omelet of the season. Happy hunting! Heathertee2002

From: Mark Y. Date: Fri, 16 May 2003. Subject: morel sighting. I sighted my first morel (very blonde) in Westport Connecticut on Monday 5/12, I only found two about 2.5 inches tall. I waited two days to pick them hoping they'd grow but didn't. I put them in the Frig till today (Thursday) they got a little light brown but not black. So, are these Yellow morels or immature Black?

From: Merle S. K. Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 16:21:29 -0400. Subject: Morels. It seems we have them in NW Connecticut!