Great post - and you are right, it is an early season for mushrooms. In the interest of a free meal for all this year I am posting a link to my mushroom map (a personalised Google map) detailing a host of areas in Birmingham and surrounding where you can find some nice shrooms! Its updated regularly. Happy hunting and all the best for what should be great season (after all this rain).

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104493821806540798790.000450839d8a08ff23917&z=11