MUSHROOMS: A PHOTO ESSAY

by John F. Williams, Autumn 2019

Photos & video by John F. Williams except where noted

MUSHROOMS: A PHOTO ESSAY

By John F. Williams, Autumn 2019

Photos &  video by John F. Williams except where noted

introduction

This issue contains a couple of very informative articles about mushrooms and some other articles about things that are closely tied to mushrooms in our forest ecosystem.

This photo essay showcases some additional photos I had, especially ones that raise some informal questions or observations

animals and mushrooms

That’s a pretty big chunk missing from the mushroom above! I don’t know who’s eating what, but here are some more pictures that raise questions.

And it seems like it’s not all that unusual to find insects perched on mushrooms. What are they doing there? Resting, or getting ready for a meal?

It looks like there’s been some munching action going on here…

Here’s a short video by Cameron Snow showing some mushroom harvesting, and that’s followed by some photos showing mushrooms changing with age.

Below is a brief look at how some puffball mushrooms change as they grow up, starting with the youngest and ending with mature puffballs ready to broadcast their spores.

John F. Williams, publisher of Salish Magazine: over decades of exploring underwater and in our forests and beaches, my experiences have been enriched by the insights of knowledgeable people. What I learned from them dramatically changed the way I see things,
I shared those insights by making educational films and through lecture tours. Now, I’ve created Salish Magazine to extend that notion of sharing insights by offering a wealth of articles that are keyed to the observable, but pull back the curtains to reveal the invisible.

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...

Foto Tour 1

Foto Tour 1

Showcase of Participant Photos from June 4, 2019  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...

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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