Red Efts & Morels

May 14, 2019

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?

Well, it’s pretty rainy & wet out in the woods these days. Hopefully not a repeat of last year’s growing season. I guess the one good thing lots of rain is good for is mushrooms & red efts. My daughter–Metta Mae–found these little red guys quite fascinating; It was the first one she’d ever Well, it’s pretty rainy & wet out in the woods these days. Hopefully not a repeat of last year’s growing season. I guess the one good thing lots of rain is good for is mushrooms & red efts. My daughter–Metta Mae–found these little red guys quite fascinating; It was the first one she’d ever seen.

Also, for some reason, I’ve never actually found a morel mushroom either. But with all this rain, I happened to find one growing just beneath an ash tree I was treating this morning for emerald ash borer near Delhi. Firsts for both of us.

May the forest be with you,

 

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association