(Morel picture added by Amy. Check out the comments to see my answer to Amanda)
I found some fungi growing wild in my yard. After researching on the web, I found out they are black morels. I used to live in the Midwest where everyone was crazy 'bout morels. I have never cared for mushrooms (I know, I'm weird).
However, I'm surprised to find them growing in my backyard here in California. Is that unusual? What should I do with them? I hate to pick them and throw them away, but nobody out here seems to know what they're about.