Morchella sp., conica group. Specimens developed between mosses and ferns and connected to poplar roots (Populus tremula), slightly damaged by the wind. Photographed today. Forest of Mount Etna. Italy, Sicily region.
Took this photo last year at the end of February. When we visited this spot last weekend, the mushrooms were still snoozing under several inches of snow. While I look forward to the mushrooms making their appearances, I'll take plenty of snow over a snow drought ANY year! 😃❄😃❄😃❄😃