Gourmet wild morel mushrooms

An insect climbs on a wild morel mushroom growing on a hillside near Elkton in rural western Oregon on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Due to their unique flavor morel mushrooms are prized by gourmet chefs worldwide.

Wild morel mushrooms are displayed after being harvested. One of the best and simplest ways to enjoy morels is by gently sauteeing them in butter, cracking pepper on top and sprinkling with salt.
The wet spring in Oregon seems to have made for a healthy morel mushroom crop.