I know little about mushrooms, though a guy who used to be a neighbor of mine where I live now was by visiting recently and told me that he used to find morels down on one corner of his old property that is adjacent to mine. I'll have to take a look and see if that is still the case.
But ticks! I live in Montana and most of us think we should call ourselves the "Tick State". My record for ticks found crawling around on me in one day is around 15.
The government set up a laboratory in my town way back in the old days to research "Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever", which is transmitted by ticks. I guess they found medicines that help if you are diagnosed in time. Makes life around here a bit more exciting, without having to endure tornado warnings.
Nick, your "found a pen" joke was funny. Had to +1 you, even though it was a cheap shot, sort of.