Natural History of Morel Mushrooms
Summary: Morels are highly prised mushrooms that appear in the spring typically at wooded sites. Despite the high interest in collection of morels as a food delicacy, there have been very few scientific studies investigating the resource requirements or effects of harvest on morel populations.
Previous work at the Fort Calhoun site related to the distribution of woody vegetation and other plants, paper.
Photo of early fruiting morel ascocarps near Missouri River at a study point.