my family all joined D and i at the cabin this weekend and we held our first morel mushroom hunt of the year. my dad practically lives in the woods in michigan's u.p. and has never spotted one himself. well, all that changed. he was thrilled when he came across a small black mushroom busting through the leaves. we found 4 in total. upon further inspection they turned out to be falsies so we didn't get to sample them with dinner. i guess 4 divided by 9 wouldn't be much of a taste anyway. better luck next time.