Speaking of perfect or not so perfect conditions. Last year I picked several shrooms from a creek botton which had flooded a couple diiferent times in the early spring last year before the shrooms popped. The shrooms I picked left a greenish oily residue in the soaking bowl. After cooking the shrooms and eating them, and I did think twice about eating them, we both became sick. My question is, and I'm assuming so, but can morels soak up toxic field chemicals and other fluids, gas, oil etc. from the flood waters? I think I'm going to stay clear of the bottoms and focus on hillsides and areas that do not flood.