Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi. These distinctive fungi appear honeycomb-like, with their cap composed of a network of ridges with pits (thanks wiki)
We discovered some Morels on Easter weekend in our yard! We weren’t sure what they were so we asked a few people on one of my favorite gardening forums the helpful gardener and a friendly member helped us out a bit. He told us what to look for and where to find them. Its really neat how we just came across them in our yard. Of course we did a lot more research but Morgyn had a pretty strong feeling after reading so many Chef articles that yes indeed those were the delicacy we had thought they were! So we fried them up and used the left over buttery mushroom sauce for a pasta dish that was out of this world! No they are not magic mushrooms, but they sure are deliciously earthy and buttery!