FOREST FOTO EXPEDITION

Showcase of Participant Photos

from June 4, 2019

 

FOREST FOTO EXPEDITION

Showcase of Participant Photos

from June 4, 2019

On June 4, 2019, WSU Extension in Kitsap County hosted a Forest Foto Expedition led by John F. Williams. We met at Newberry Hill Heritage Park in Silverdale. A park steward, Frank Stricklin, joined us to provide some background information about the forest we were walking through.

Participants were invited to submit some of their photos to Salish Magazine, and here are the ones we decided to publish.

First, since mushrooms are a big part of this issue, here are a few mushroom photos.

Click on any of the photos to see the photo gallery full size.

One of the interesting challenges of photographing in the forest is capturing just how big the trees are. Often if you get far enough away from a specific tree to fit it in the viewfinder, lots of other trees get in the way. Occasional wide trails or clearings offer some space to step outside that “can’t see the forest for the trees” dilemma.

Another challenge seen above and below is the dramatic difference in brightness between a sunny sky and the darker parts of a forest — a larger range of brightnesses than the camera can capture.

B&W Maple by Roland Null

And it was almost summer, so some flowers were blooming

Salal Flowers by Val Martinson

And once in a while, an animal is seen in the woods…

The above photos were submitted by participants of the First Forest Foto Expedition offered by  WSU Kitsap County Extension on June 4, 2019. Thanks to everyone who participated, and to Amy Linhart of WSU Extension for organizing the event.

Table of Contents, Issue #5, Autumn 2019

Think Like a Mushroom

Think Like a Mushroom

by David Ansley, Autumn 2019 Photos by John F. Williams, except where notedPhoto by John F. WilliamsBy David Ansley, Autumn 2019 Photos &  video by John F. Williams except where notedMushrooms? I don’t know how I missed them. I grew up deep in a second-growth...

Ghost Plant

Ghost Plant

AN UNDERSTORY THIEF by Adelia E. Ritchie, Autumn 2019 Photos by John F. Williams except where notedAN UNDERSTORY THIEF by Adelia E. Ritchie, Autumn 2019   Indian Pipes   “Stop,” I said.  “Indian Pipes.”  Ghostly white, tiny vampires reaching up from moist loam...

Mushroom Poetry

Mushroom Poetry

by Mahathi Mangipudi, Autumn 2019 Photos by John F. Williams, except where notedBy Mahathi Mangipudi Autumn 2019 Photos by John F. Williams except where notedEquinox ~ s p r i n g ~fragile buds twist and turn,bloom under warm rays of pastel goldnutrients taken from...

Mushroom Photo Essay

Mushroom Photo Essay

by John F. Williams, Autumn 2019 Photos & video by John F. Williams except where notedBy John F. Williams, Autumn 2019 Photos &  video by John F. Williams except where notedintroduction This issue contains a couple of very informative articles about mushrooms...

Survival of Our Woods

Survival of Our Woods

DEPENDS ON MUSHROOMS by Olaf K. Ribeiro, Autumn 2019DEPENDS ON MUSHROOMS by Olaf K. Ribeiro, Autumn 2019  Have you ever wondered about the mushrooms you see in the woods? Actually, there is much more to mushrooms than the colorful forms that so delight us during our...

Yellow Spotted Millipede

Yellow Spotted Millipede

by Catherine Whalen, Autumn 2019A couple of yellow-spotted millipedes spotted in North Kitsap Heritage Park in May. Photo by John F. WilliamsA couple of yellow-spotted millipedes spotted in North Kitsap Heritage Park in May. Photo by John F. WilliamsBy Catherine...

Lichens

Lichens

by Sara and Thomas Noland, Autumn 2019Photo by John F. Williamsby Sara and Thomas Noland, Autumn 2019  In the fantastical world of fungus, it’s hard to stand out. But the lichens have managed to do just that. You probably see lichens every day, whether in your yard,...

More Mushrooms: Another Photo Essay

More Mushrooms: Another Photo Essay

by Catherine Whalen, Autumn 2019 Photos & video by Catherine Whalen except where notedBy Catherine Whalen, Autumn 2019 Photos &  video by Catherine Whalen except where notedart imitates lifeI found the above mushroom in my front yard one afternoon and it...

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