Black Friday Forage

I'm not exactly a shopping enthusiast so I thought a forage would be a fun way to spend some time outside and away from the TV. Below is a quick list of plants I found on a short walk on the Stony Run trail. If you intend to join us for this walk please pick a plant from the list and leave your chosen plant in the comments below. On our walk you should be able to ID your plant and tell the group a little something about it.

 

mint

burdock

red clover

chicory

black locust

white pine

pokeweed

evening primrose

wild rose

wineberry

black walnut

 

Bring a field guide, notepad, decent field shoes, water and maybe a camera.

 

Directions:

Turn onto Tudor Arms, the blue trail, off of University Parkway and find a place to park. Follow the red oak leaf trail to the leaf pile. The trail is not actually blazed, the map is to help you get to where we are meeting. Follow the downhill trail to the stream. You will see an overhead bridge to your left and an open field to your right. We will meet right there by the stream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Not all the plants are in their eatable state, but can still be identified. It is sometimes important to ID plants out of season and make a mental note so you can come back when they are prime and before other scavengers have gotten to them.

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  • Mangy White B.

    Thanks for sharing Alex!

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This from the Baltimore Brew. Their "Urban Forager" was at what I think was the same place we foraged a few days later. She dug up some burdock.

    Article:
    http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2012/12/10/wild-down-in-the-dirt-and-delicious/

    December 10, 2012

  • Trey O.

    Better than waiting in line at a store

    November 27, 2012

  • Essence

    great way to spend the day after thanksgiving. I went home and made some lovely White Pine ( wonderful with maple syrup and lemon)tea.

    November 27, 2012

  • Trey O.

    I'll do the wild rose.

    November 23, 2012

  • Denise

    red clover

    November 11, 2012

  • Essence

    burdock

    November 11, 2012

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