We love Morel mushrooms. Its mushroom season here and we hit the jackpot the last few days. Morels come in gold/yellow, browsn, greys and black with subtle variations of each. We usually find a good number of golds and yellows but it is very dry this year. The blacks are our favorites and usually like finding a needle in the haystack in our area, last year we found 4 blacks (they have a nutty flavor - mmmm.) We fry them in olive oil and they are wonderful! We can sell them for $30 a pound at the Asian Markets.
We ate a bunch before I took pictures but this is just YESTERDAY'S haul -
Most of those we find are half this size, but this year was a bonus year! (BTW, my son should NOT have taken the root, we usually leave that in the ground to spread)