Found these April 16th, 2017. Very first morels! All found around poplars near a creek. Are they poplar morels or yellows? Is there a difference? Checked the same area over the last couple weeks and nothing yet. Do I need to change my approach earlier in the year? May Apples are just popping up and the redbuds aren’t blooming near me yet(Dekalb county). Pretty new to this but I’m addicted. If I had the mushrooms for the amount of time I’ve put in I’d had them in the freezer all winter. I’ve found chanterelles much easier so far.