Hunting for morel mushrooms is a tradition of spring. Here are a nice batch found along a wooded path in northeast Wisconsin. There were actually two other morels in this pack, but I couldn’t fit them in the frame and still show the detail I wanted for this shot.
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These are morel mushrooms. I photographed them just as I found them. As you can see, they were growing in a rocky area. It seems, as they grew, they picked up a couple of stones between them. They remind me of a pair of hands with mittens reaching up from the rocks.
Morels are edible and highly prized by their culinary fans. My wife is a true fan…as in fanatic. Her passion lies as much (or more) in finding them than eating them. It’s hard to keep her out of the woods this time of year.
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