[/url] This was found on Saturday, Nov. 28 in Iowa City. A colleague plucked it from her backyard, beneath a pear tree with full southern exposure. While these details might normally matter, it's important to bear in mind that we had 7 inches of snow a few weeks prior, followed by heavy rains, and temps fluctuating from about 7 to 50 degrees. The high was 37 the day she found it. This is quite an aberration that, in my humble opinion, speaks to the peculiar effects of changing climate on microenvironments and the life within them. I'm aware of other instances of out-of-season morels this year--never in abundance, but never the less bizarre, and welcome any other thoughts about this. Incidentally, I told her to keep an eye on that spot during April and May!