We went out on a foraging expedition this morning, and didn't have to look too far... can you see the mushroom here? To find black trumpets you really have to tune your eyes because they're hard to spot amidst the decaying leaves!
Erin spotted this sea of caterpillars which clung to this tree trunk and remained very still unless you blew on them, at which point they would all squirm about en masse. It was the strangest thing I have seen in a while!
Kathy, searching amidst the witch hazel...
We didn't pick this one, but I thought it sure was purty!
This is what a short two hours allowed us to find. Our winter cabinets will be chock-a-block full of mushroomy delights!