Yeah it can be very frustrating if you don't get a little help. Not everyone grew up picking morels with their parents, grandparents, and uncles like I did. My brother and I knew a good dead elm by the time we were 8 or 9 and were picking on our own. Pocket money for poor kids. Fruit stand paid $1.25 a # back in 1970. Of course dead elm where everywhere back then.Well said, by both Sir Winston and yourself. I failed my whole first year! After discussions with some members of my fish and game club who gave me some additional tips, and went out the next year and had some success. Not a lot, but it kept me going!
There's a post on Ohio Game Fishing's wild edibles page with pics showing a major flush of yellow oysters. A quick google search showed that they are a prized edible in many parts of the world! I've never found them around here either, in fact oysters seem to be a rarity overall around here.