Tracks and Roots

Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is one of the most important wild medicinal herbs you need to know! It was used during the Civil War and the Revolutionary War to heal wounds. Identification Leaves: Compound, ornate, feather, and downy leaves. They are very soft to the touch […]

Cattail shoots

If you’re interested in knowing one plant you could potentially live off of, look no further than cattail. It’s easy to identify, abundant, and you can eat all parts of it. There is at least one part of cattail edible any month of the year. […]

Tracking – The Journey of Discovery

Since you have lots of alone and/or family time right now, it’s a perfect time to start learning and looking for animal tracks! I LOVE tracking and to me, it’s about learning about wild animals and ecosystems, not necessarily about hunting. Identifying new animal tracks, […]

Redbud Salad

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, is a gorgeous tree that brightens up early Spring all along roadsides in the Eastern United States with pink flowers. It blooms between March and April. You can find them right now if you look. In addition to their beauty they […]

Dandelion fritters

Dandelions are everywhere and most people at least vaguely know how to identify them. The most common look-alike in our area is Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris radicata), but it is also edible. Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is frequently confused as well, but the flowers are a blue-purple, […]

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