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.