Life Before Flowers

  May 2020

Whatcom County Morels

Springtime turns a mycologist’s attention to morels, one of the most desirable of edible fungi. If you want lots of morels, go east of the mountains (see below). Our choices in the western part of the county are limited and … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Usnea quasirigida Is Spreading South

This column will be an occasional one. The plan is to review some of the organisms that fall into the general category of “cryptogam” (Greek for “hidden marriage,” referring to their microscopic reproductive cells). The cryptogams include some plants (ferns … Continue reading

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