Whoa, slow down on the 'worst year ever' talk. There is no set schedule for morels. They are dependant on ground temps and moisture. This was the coldest winter on record in 35 years! The Great Lakes are still mostly frozen over. Our spring is just running late. In fact, we are set up for one of the best years ever!! With last year's drought and a hard freeze winter, there are a lot of suffering trees out there. Morels will take advantage of it. The season in Tazewell is just now getting started. The next three weeks are going to be epic! Just look at the loads they are finding south of us. Yes, it's unusual to not be finding them in the last week of April but that doesn't mean anything. As soon as our weather warms up just slightly, they will be out in droves!