If you ever wondered what a patch of black trumpets look like overhead, well they look pretty much exactly the same color as the grey, brown, black dead leaves all around them. This patch was fairly easy to spot only because there were some large, fully formed trumpets in there that caught my eye.
I was finding only young, thin trumpets until I stumbled across this patch today. Its been interesting this year to monitor some of my known trumpets spawning grounds and gain an appreciation for how slowly they grow. I've been looking at one patch of them for over a week now and have only harvested a few. Morels and chanterelles seem to pop up overnight by comparison.