Hello, I have been reading this board for some time. I am however a new member, I am a biology student in northeast Iowa and am becoming extremely involved in the mycology field. Originally I come from the northeastern united states, but since coming here I have become addicted to mushy hunting, and have been fairly successful. Found about 70 Lbs. last year and 60 the year before. I'm doing some work in recording the conditions which facilitate Morchella growth in the area and have been compiling data on direction, slope, soil moisture content, soil temp, air temp, and nutrient levels (to name a few). My hope is to run linear regressions and find the graph overlaps in order to predict a probability of morels in an area based on current conditions. I am excited for the season to start, hopefully the weather cooperates. Good luck to everyone! If anyone has any questions for me feel free to ask, and also i'm always up for a partner to hunt with.