One of the things my daughter and I love to do in the Spring is hunt for morel mushrooms. Walking through through the woods, listening to the birds, smelling the earthy fragrances, and keeping our eyes focused on finding the elusive morel.
You need to look under leaves and by logs....if you find one...look around you'll probably find more!
I bring a jack knife to cut the stem at the base, leaving the root intact. Use a mesh bag to gather and carry your mushrooms so spores can drop out and ensure mushrooms the next year.
Store unwashed mushrooms in the refrigerator in a plastic bag lined with a paper towel....twist shut but do not seal, they should keep a good week this way. Wash your mushrooms before eating . I like to sauté them in a little butter, olive oil, minced garlic and red wine. Enjoy