When the weather is right: meaning lots of heat, rain, and misquitos, that is the time for Black Trumpets. Win Knowlton, a mushroom expert, aided me as we went hunting. We found our first Black Trumpets and Boletus in the most beautiful glade where the primary residents are owls. It was an unforgettable summer of foraging with Elaine Tin Nyo, Mike Ballou, and Win cooking and even drying the trumpets for further use. Win was kind enough to be our guinnea pig and test the mushrooms first. No ill effects were expeirienced, just great eating.