I do not know that Brian McCarthy, but his nephews are good morel hunters. We enjoyed them.
CLICK HERE for a photo. Saw a pickup truck high-tailing it off the property when I got close to him.
I found morels along the edges between woods and fields for the most part. Limited ingredients on hand at the farm, I cooked spaghetti, asparagus (from my garden in metro Detroit), cream sauce made with cornstarch and milk, and some mushrooms
May 18 - spent the morning tromping around the woods again. Found NOTHING. The weather was a little warmer, in the 70's. A couple drove into the driveway and asked Ed for permission to hunt mushrooms. Nope! Came home. Ed mowed the lawn. He found a morel in the front yard. Menu for dinner: fried mushrooms (a little flour/breadcrumb, dip in egg/milk, dip again in the flour/breadcrumb mixture, fry in butter, turning frequently) as an appetizer, chicken thighs in gravy and broccoli. Watered neglected tomato seedlings which look dessicated. Spent some time reviewing morel-hunting procedures in Michael Kuo's excellent book.
May 19 - After eating at a pricy restaurant, came home and picked about 10 stalks of asparagus here. Looks like maybe I could pick a cup or two of rhubarb later this week. Tomato seedlings have recovered some, but some will not revive. Checked on the elderberry plants from 2 years ago, cannot find them. Checked on last years blueberries, they are growing. Put a couple of stakes near them so that Ed does not mow over them. Weeded flower garden a little, pulling those persistent sow thistles or whatever they are and some bindweed. Realized that pulling stinging nettles without gloves was not a good idea. Retreated to the house!