It’s truffle season in Oregon’s forests. On a recent weekend, forager Eric Lyon leads a big black Labrador into a stand of Douglas fir trees near the town of Banks.
"Where's the truffle?" he says to the lab named Leroy.
Leroy keeps his nose close to the ground. He's on the scent of a truffle.
"There’s maybe six, 10 inches of the soil that has truffle aroma," explains Lyon, "but they can isolate the exact spot and I just use my little spoon and pop it out."
Leroy stops and digs gently with one paw. "Great aroma! Oh, that's a good one Leroy," Lyon says.