Fun to find and a treat to eat, it's hard to beat morel mushrooms.
PHOTO: DAVID CAVAGNARO
On a good day you, too might harvest a bumper crop of morel mushrooms like this one.
Author Larry Lonik demonstrates the mesh bags that allow morel spores to escape and spread as the harvester walks, ensuring future harvests.
Morel harvest coincides happily with other harbinger of spring: fresh asparagus.