MDCP Record for 04300406
Collection Date: April 30, 2004
County or City: Hockley Valley
Collector's Notes: Black Morel. Site Description: Hillcrest with south/west exposure, elevation 1,370 feet. Mixed hardwoods mostly young Silver Maple saplings about 10 years of age, some Tulip Poplar, Balsam Fir and Apple trees. The area was once cleared for farm use but abandoned approximately 20 years ago. The mushrooms were found in an area of approx. 1000 sq/ft bordered by old growth hardwoods 70-80 years of age. Environmental Conditions: Air temperature 12 degrees C. Soil temperature 9.5 degrees C. Creek and runoff water 10 degrees C. Local pollen count for Poplar was high. Other Plants: Red Trilliums in bloom, some grasses showing, Ramps (wild leeks) and Trout Lilly. Soil: Sandy loam to depth of 8 inches, “L” layer mostly deciduous leaf and twigs, “F” layer indistinguishable, “H” layer 1/8th inch and bound in moss roots, “A” layer 2”-3”, “B&C” undetermined.