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Winners from last year’s MMS Photo Contest
(see our Photo Galleries page for more contest winners from previous years)

Summer mushrooms are in full bloom 🙂

We had a late but great morel season.  I myself achieved my best  morel harvesting ever in one spot.  I found 50 right here in Minneapolis of all places!  I took a walk over to a local taproom, and decided to check near some elms along the way. I did not really come prepared on my walk to carry that many morels. I filled up the small net bag I frequently carry with me and cradled the rest in the bottom front of my tee-shirt. Then, I walked the rest of the way to the taproom and enjoyed a couple of beers. Great day!

Summer is really good time to see many different species of mushrooms, especially after some rain.  Make sure and look around on your walks or hikes.  After joining MMS and going on a few forays with the club, I now notice mushrooms where I never did before.  I don’t just look for edibles.  It’s enjoyable to see all the colors and interesting forms mushrooms take including some very strange-looking ones!  Get out and enjoy!

Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) by Marjie Carr-Oxley

The mushroom season is upon us! – and other notes…

May is prime morel time in Minnesota! – the reason why most of our morel forays are scheduled in May every year.

Check out our calendar to see when MMS morel forays are scheduled this year and also the annual Morels and Memories Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser. Our morel forays are free events for members only, but you don’t have to be a member to attend the Morels and Memories hunt. It’s not free, but you will be contributing to a very worthy cause. Read more about it on our calendar event or go to http://www.morelsandmemories.org.

Fyi – we’ve made a change so you can visit our site using a more secure connection.  Just update your MMS website bookmarks to use our url address starting with HTTPS instead of HTTP.

If you haven’t seen the winning photos from last year’s 2018 MMS Photo Contest yet, you can check them out on our Photo Galleries page.

1st Place Activity/Humor/Other and Blewit Award (overall winner)