While marching to where I thought might be a likely spot to find Black Trumpets (no, I didn't find any, because they are invisible), I found many fascinating and beautiful little slime molds. These are all quite small (in the grand scheme of things)--the Hemitrichia clavata is little 2mm balls on a stalk. The Chocolate Tube slime is about 1/2" tall.
|OZONIUM of Coprinellus domesticus|
|"Carnival Candy Slime," Arcyria denudata|
|"Chocolate Tube Slime," Stemonitis splendens|
|a bunch of Chocolate Tube Slime on a log|