I gotta walk the dog anyway so we might as well have some fun. At the doggy run noticed a couple of nice patches of chamomile which is rare around here. The other field and wood edge usual suspects are abundant here and we'll say hello to them. We'll then go down the paved path into the woods where there is a lot of sweet birch trees, the famous ingredient for birch beer. We can harvest some twigs of this tree and Katie can play in Darby Creek tributary.
It is tick season so protect yourself. Be forewarned, sometimes the path is sometimes slippery and dangerous (a metaphor for life), there are roots that may grab your ankle. But actually this path is generally easy, most of it is paved and there are steps down the hillside. Like everywhere else, there is poison ivy. Children are welcome but you must keep track of them.
Sampling wild edible plants is my idea of fun but you never know what you may be allergic to, so taste the plants at your own risk.
You may want to bring a bag for foraging, a knife and someone might bring a little garden shovel if we see an interesting root.
If I remember I plan to bring some of the amaranth seedlings from my garden for folks to take home.
If you are feeling flush you are invited to bring one US Dollar to help pay for this website, but this is not obligatory.
Hugh Brenner cell#[masked]