So, I've been searching for about 2 weeks now in Laurens County, SC and I haven't seen a single morel. And I'm getting sad, because I don't really know for sure if I am searching the right places, at the right time, although I have been doing all the right things, (I think). Taking morning soil temps, (they have I been hovering around 49-50 for about a week now, all the indicator species are blooming (redbud, violets, grape hyacinths, dogwood), searching under tulip poplar, elm, ash, and beech in creek bottoms. So, then I think, well maybe it is still too early, or, even worse maybe it's too LATE! Turkey season just started yesterday, and according to my hunter hubby and others, this is indeed the time they come across morels while hunting...so I just can't figure this out! However, we have had a little rain this week, maybe we need a torrential rain? The outside temp last week was cool and perfect, but today it got up to 85. So now I'm thinking it's just too hot. I know I sound like a crazy person, but I would love for someone to give me some advice. (I have never hunted morels before, however, I do grow shiitake, Lionsmane and chicken of the woods on logs, and have created several morel beds which I hope will fruit next year. Anybody up for advising my sad little self?