STEVE MERREN: On the upswing

The warming airs of dying winter are finally becoming more common and, while we may have quite some time before T-shirt weather, spring is coming. 

STEVE MERREN: Wishy-washy winter and the crunchy fungus

The sound of too-dry forest debris crackling under the weight of my feet sent shivers down my spine and suddenly the sense of disappointment began to take hold.

I had already found a few morels elsewhere but they were only a fraction of their potential size.