Hello all, I am in the Valley Park / Fenton area near 141 and 44. Seems like there are a lot of promising places around here but I have yet to find a score. A few years ago a neighbor gave me a fried Morel to try. Needless to say, I very much enjoyed it. I love being outdoors, especially hiking. Figured I'd give mushroom hunting a try this year but so far have had zero success. I've read up and feel mostly confident about where and when I "should" be looking, but can't help but wonder how many others are in my area doing the same. It seems any time I go far off the beaten path and find a promising area all I find are boot prints in the mud. I've clocked about 5-6 hours of searching since March 31 and am getting a bit discouraged. A few of questions: There was a major flood in the area Jan 2016. Is this good / bad / no effect? Areas thick with honeysuckle bushes? Areas with ground ivy (creeping charlie)? I am determined to find my first wild morel this year! Any advise or words of encouragement are warmly welcomed.