Calling all food foragers. This weekend could produce the first morel we see.

Every spring, without fail, some of us run for the woods to forage the morel mushrooms found there. Right near elm trees, among the density and dampness, are those beautiful, odd-looking, spongy beauties we all live for.

Last year, my friend from WQAD, Denise Hyntka shared her goody bag of morels and I can't wait to actually go this year. I would love to grab my own and make a morel mushroom feast.

When is the best time to hunt for them? What are the ideal conditions? Are there any other states around us who have seen them yet?

Here is an Iowa map of morels:




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