I have had two reports from this state. Timing is essential, proper moisture here, as spring comes early. I would start to look as early as March 1st here.

Talladega National Forest. Try along river banks, near Oak trees.

William Bankhead National forest, near and along the "wild and scenic river" I have had reports of morels here.

Sightings! Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 14:15:52 -0600. Hi Tom , First sightings from North Alabama near Huntsville. A transplanted cheesehead and a hoosier found a dozen black morels scattered over a couple of acres of woodland. This is a week later than last year. Dick C.

Sightings! Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 22:01:39 -0500. Found several hundred grey and half-free morels near Rogersville Alabama on April 2. Also lots of ticks found us. Dick C.

Sightings. Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 10:00:13 -0500. Still finding some black morels. Found 1st whites on April 10th and have found about 3 dozen to date in the Huntsville Al area. Current wet conditions and forcast cool weather should enhance the possibilities of finding more.Dick C.

morel sightings. Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 12:24:54 -0500. From Caroline H. On our place, 14 of them, 7 April. North Alabama near Guntersville, Beeches Creek. On an old homesite place, near cedars.

Season Wrapup. Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 09:30:55 -0500. We had a good season, if not unusual, here in North Alabama.Lots of black morels, a few yellow/whites, and a large number of half-frees and a very unusual number of small grays very similar to what you would find around Boyne. Will be leaving within the week for North Central Idaho via Indiana. As I reported last year and, I suppose my comments were lost when your browser crashed, I found a good number of black morels in the area around Powell Idaho through about June 10. These were found at an elevation of around 3300 feet. Never found any at elevations higher than that. The first ones I found I raked out from under a picnic table in the Wendover campground. Until next year-Dick C

Alabama morel. Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 11:27:28 EST. found my first Alabama morel. I haven't been hunting in years. I live in Waco, Texas and have never found any there. I'm in northern Alabama right now, Hope to find more. This moring was the first time out here. I'm attaching a photo of it. Good hunting. Chuck C.

morel sightings. Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 14:46:48 -0700. 74 morels found in North Alabama near Athens. Ted K.

Morels. Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 12:53:01 -0700. Hi Tom, For the first time in several years I never found any black morels. Have no idea why. Starting to find the whites and greys. Will depart North Alabama within the week for Idaho again and should find plenty of morels there. Dick C.

Sightings. 3 of us found about 150 grey and whites near Rodgersville, Alabama on April 15. Dick C.