You guys are KILLING me with these photos!!! I have only lived in the area I’m in now about 6-7 years, so I’m not familiar with any Morel (Dry Land Fish is what we Tennesseans call them) patches. So for the last TWO SPRINGS I’ve hiked countless miles of woods, creek banks, etc looking for these wonderful 'shrooms, and haven’t found a single one!!! I’m not giving up though. I love being in the woods (so does my dog) so I’m fine with going out hunting for them, but darn! It sure would be nice to find some once in a while. Then I see folks like @ramv who have them right in their back yard!!!
BTW, I’ve read several times that Morel’s like to grow in orchards. I have a good bit of rotting mulch around most of my trees so one would think I might get some…but noooooooo!