Ghosts, Albino Trees, and the Forest

Today in the forest, Merre and I were lucky enough to visit a couple  of “Ghost Redwoods.” They  are albino trees lacking chlorophyll so they have white needles. The host tree provides the needed photosynthesis. We also tramped around in the forest a bit with our friend and fellow volunteer, Mike.

 

The forest is especially green right now and mixed in with the green you’ll find yellows of big leaf maple and the autumn red of poison oak warning you to stay away.  Th ground is covered with ferns and tasty wood sorrel (looks just like three leaf clover but has a nice lemony taste, great in salads.

Mike  commented about how fortunate we are to be able  to interpret and pass on what we have learned about this beautiful place and about our admiration for the wonderful men and women who had the foresight to preserve this forest. It’s an honor to be here.

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About Bill and Merre Davis

Retired and living a full time RV lifestyle. We are Nomads, progressive in our politics, Bill is a vegan, Merre nearly so. Bill a secular humanist with Buddhist tendencies. Merre probably agnostic. We have been together for 48 years and planning to go forward together.
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