This picture says it all. That is my husbands hand picking this beautiful morel. This is the biggest one of the season so far. The funny thing is, where we are finding these large ones is in a place that seems out of character to where you normally find them. There are no elm trees, cottonwoods, sycamores or any other significant trees. All there is are a few Honey locust and some scrub. Cows are left to roam this area and there is a lot of dung around. Perhaps that is fertilizing the area and creating these monster mushrooms. This one was easily 8 inches tall.