We finally got the rain we had been waiting for last night. According to WOOD TV 8, areas around West Michigan got up to 5.05″ of rain! This is great growing weather for the Morels we are STILL looking for signs of. Unfortunately, now that we have enough water, it’s a little too warm (80 degrees). All the stuff Alex and I have read say that Morels always seem to surprise you though, so we are hoping for one of those. While these hot temperatures might not be the very best for morels, let’s hope the fish love it! If the weather behaves, we’re going to try fishing again and hopefully we’ll be serving up some fillets tomorrow or this weekend.
After all the storms last night, it really got me thinking about our watershed (the Lower Grand River Watershed). Most people think of where their homes/property are located based upon street intersections, latitude and longitude, county, town etc. I think it’s more important to realize and understand what watershed one is apart of. It seems especially important when trying to forage for certain flora and fauna in an efficient and effective way as Alex and I are trying to do. On top of this project Alex and I have put together, I’ll be interning all summer with the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) as their Water Quality Intern. In addition to doing whatever they ask of me, I’m going to be learning a great deal more about the lower grand river watershed and can’t wait to put some of the knowledge I gain to use when we go foraging.