Soil temperatures in Iowa and Nebraska are finally warming enough to jump-start the morel mushroom season.
The sponge-like delicacies need sufficient moisture and soil temperatures to “pop,” so with plenty of rain, at least in most parts of Iowa, and temperatures April 23 reaching the 70s, the season should kick into high gear soon.
Southern counties in both Iowa and Nebraska have morel reports rolling in, with others undoubtedly soon to follow. The season began in early April last year.
The elusive delicacies are generally found in wooded areas. If you’re interested in finding your own morel mushrooms, check out this list of tips.