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.
Morel harvest coincides happily with other harbinger of spring: fresh asparagus.
Author Larry Lonik demonstrates the mesh bags that allow morel spores to escape and spread as the harvester walks, ensuring future harvests.