Riley’s human is a native Canadian. They take friendly walks together in the forest, and each is healed by the presence and companionship of the other.
But Riley has another gift to give. She has learned how to find Chaga, a mushroom growing on the trunk of paper birch trees. Chaga has been used for healing by native Canadians for generations, and is for them, a medicinal mushroom.
[Photo by Tomas Cekanavicius, CC License]