May 26, 2014 — This is the season when morels are hunted by thousands of people simply for their taste and the joy of the hunt. They're another sign of spring in the North Country. Mushroom hunters say their favorite fungi are popping up earlier than usual this year.
Todd Moe has caught morel fever every spring since he was a child, and headed into his own back woods a couple of years ago to look for these "aristocrats" of the forest.
A reminder about looking for edible mushrooms: even distinctive yellow morels have look-a-likes that are poisonous. The slightest doubt about a mushroom is warning enough not to eat it.