Spring Kings are still out there but not for long! Morels are pretty much done in the lower elevations, though on Friday, Jiune 5, two of us found about a dozen large yellow and black morels growing directly at the base of flowering currant bushes. We had to look between the stalks of the bushes to find them. We were at 5600 ft. near Mt. Bachelor, so head up high and check out the bushes. Be sure to process your spring kings right away because the bugs eat fast, even if you leave them in frig! If you just cook them and figure out what do with them later, you will save a lot mushroom from the bugs. Also, don’t discard those yellow-greenish tubes (the spongy part under the cap.) Dry them separately from the cap and stem context. We ground the dried tubes and put them into a pate’ of freshly saute’d boletes last night and it totally enhanced their very mild flavor. Bon appetit!