Evidently it is still too early except for Eastern NC . I went for 4 hrs this morn, searching hard. I found one mushroom period and not a morel. We have a creek that runs thru our farm and very near that creek is where we have found them in previous years. The forest floor underneath compacted leaves is still very moist. There is still very little vegetation . Ferns are just now uncurling and may apples just coming up and can barely see poison oak. From my research and looking at pics where they have been found, I would say wet is good. Perfect soil is a sandy loam . If you can pick the dirt up and squeeze it and it keeps its shape and then you can crumble it as well..that is suppose to be ideal soil. .I was searching around hardwoods which are mixed heavily with pines here..I wasn't exactly sure about tulip poplars so I looked it up. It was described as vertical lines very close together and the new limbs are smooth. I was then able to identify the tulip poplar..Since our perfect weather is dwindling I am going to wait a few days before going again..if they come up they will be too small to harvest and the turkeys have been having a blast eating everything in sight. I ran them off as I approached the area so ...still hoping there will be something left when they get done with it.