Life in the Driftless Area is good. The caddis are out, the creeks are in great shape and the Morel mushrooms are starting to come up. More moisture and warmer weather will help things along but for now if you look you’ll start to see these popping up around the region. There is something captivating about the first mushrooms of the season, mine always end up the same, fried in a pan of butter and eaten straight up. We also had a bunch mixed in with brussel sprouts and onions. I will be catching my dinner on a creek nearby and stuffing them with Morel’s as well. For now this early season haul will suffice until I can get back out into the woods. A word of caution, be mindful for deer ticks, they’re out in a big way this time of year.
Photo Credit: The Driftless Exposure