FOREST CONNECTIONSIssue 5, Autumn 2019
Issue 5, Autumn 2019
Photos & video by John F. Williams except where noted
WELCOME TO THE
AUTUMN 2019 ISSUE
OF SALISH MAGAZINE!
This is our first anniversary issue of Salish Magazine! We hope you’ve enjoyed and learned from the last four seasonal issues.
This issue returns once again to our local forests, but it explores some of the forest creatures whose intriguing looks are a reminder of their hidden connections. There are two articles about mushrooms and their relationships with trees. There is an article about the yellow-spotted millipede, a major force in recycling tree litter. There is an article about the “ghost plant” which acts like a plant except that it doesn’t photosynthesize! And there is an article about lichen, which is mostly a fungus but it did figure out how to photosynthesize!
There are also two photo-essays. One features photos taken by participants in a Forest Foto Expedition led by our publisher John F. Williams back in June. The other is a collection of some mushroom photos to add another visual dimension to the mushroom articles.
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Thanks so much for your interest and your support. Below is our Autumn 2019 Table of Contents…
A neighbor plunked down an immense clump of what looked like pasta noodles. It was a cauliflower mushroom, she said, prized for its taste and texture.
Is it a mushroom or a flowering plant? On your walks in the woods from June through September, watch for the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant.
From truffles to the seasonal expressions of the cycle of life in our forests, here are three mushroom poems by Mahathi Mangipudi, a high school junior.
Here are 23 selected photos submitted by participants of the First Forest Foto Expedition offered by Kitsap’s WSU Extension on June 4, 2019.
This photo essay showcases a variety of additional mushroom photos, especially ones that raise some informal questions or observations about life cycles and relationships.
Actually, there is much more (conceptually and physically) to mushrooms than the colorful forms above ground that so delight us during our walks in the woods.
We share the forest with some remarkable species that have potentially toxic defense mechanisms. One of these wondrous animals is the yellow-spotted millipede.
In the fantastical world of fungus, it’s hard to stand out. But the lichens have managed to do just that, from mountain peaks to shorelines.
Publisher: John F. Williams
Editor: Adelia Ritchie
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Extra special thanks to: Susan Merril, Sheila Kelley, Kathleen Thorne, and all of the credited authors and image contributors.