FOREST CONNECTIONS

Issue 5, Autumn 2019

FOREST CONNECTIONS

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…

 

Table of Contents

Think Like a Mushroom

Think Like a Mushroom

by David Ansley
September 2019

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.

Ghost Plant

Ghost Plant

by Adelia Ritchie
September 2019

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.

Mushroom Poetry

Mushroom Poetry

by Mahathi Mangipudi
September 2019

From truffles to the seasonal expressions of the cycle of life in our forests, here are three poems about mushrooms written by a high school junior.

Foto Tour 1

Foto Tour 1

by Foto Expedition Participants
September 2019

Here are 23 selected photos submitted by participants of the First Forest Foto Expedition offered by Kitsap’s WSU Extension on June 4, 2019.

Mushroom Photo Essay

Mushroom Photo Essay

by John F. Williams
September 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.

Survival of Our Woods

Survival of Our Woods

by Olaf Ribeiro
September 2019

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.

Yellow Spotted Millipede

Yellow Spotted Millipede

by Catherine Whalen
September 2019

We share the forest with some remarkable species that have potentially toxic defense mechanisms. One of these wondrous animals is the yellow-spotted millipede.

Lichens

Lichens

by Sara &Thomas Noland
September 2019

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.

Salish Magazine

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.