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Edible plants and possible fish cleaning

Come on out and let's take a small hike to look for wild edibles, Scotts Run lake is a great place with many wild edible plants growing around the lake and nearby woods, there is plenty of parking and a porta potty at the lake.

My better half will be there fishing and has agreed to let us clean any fish she catches so here's your chance to get the experience in fish cleaning. Time permitting we will also cook the fish on one of the many grills at the park.

Bring your fishing rods if you wish and once we are finished with the event stay and fish there are tons of pan fish, big and small mouth bass, pike and trout in the lake. (don't forget your fishing license)

Hope to see you there it should be a great time!

Questions??? give me a ring at[masked]

Here is the map to the lake http://goo.gl/maps/bImSe

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  • Elizabeth K

    was great to see everyone there. we found way more than i was expecting.

    April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Top of the 9th inning---looks like Phillies are going to need a miracle to come back from what appears to be a shut-out... I'm ready to pack up and go home.

      May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Whenever you're ready, just come and pick me up LOL

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet you all that weekend. I'm going to try and get myself out for some more of these here activities...

    May 16, 2014

  • Brian

    Here are the field guides that I brought with me today Peterson Field Guides
    Edible wild plants
    Eastern / Central North America
    Author: Lee Allen Peterson

    Nature's Garden
    A guide to identifying, harvesting and preparing
    Edible wild plants
    Author: Samuel Thayer

    Edible Wild Plants
    A north american field guide
    Authors: Thomas S. Elias & Peter A. Dykeman

    Hope you enjoy these books I sure do!

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • Sam

      Brian, which was your favorite again?

      April 18, 2014

  • Erica

    Thanks for the book suggestions! I ended up buying "Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate" by John Kallas and "Nature's Garden" by Samuel Thayer. If anyone wants to check out John Kallas's book I'll have it with me at the spring weekend meetup.

    2 · April 15, 2014

  • John Z.

    During this meetup I asked the question, "Is the yucca root found in the grocery store the same as the yucca plant we like for cordage?" The answer is definitely no. The grocery store root is from the yuca (single C) plant better known as casava or manioc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Michael

    It was great meeting everyone. I look forward to attending future events.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to finally get out. I look forward to another outing. Thank you.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Samuel Thayer has a 2 set disc that compliments Natures Garden called The Foragers Harvest - very good

    2 · April 7, 2014

  • Elizabeth K

    also spotted in my travels yesterday... spring beauty (leaves and tubers), virginia bluebell (leaves), and wild leek/ramps (leaves and bulbs). and poison hemlock.

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • John Z.

    I am so glad Elizabeth came out for this. I learned a few new pants from her. PA Bittersweet is definitely in my list now.

    2 · April 6, 2014

    • Elizabeth K

      look what i found...

      Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) is an Asian folk medicine used for treating rheumatoid arthritis and bacterial infections. Medical and pharmacological studies show that Oriental bittersweet derivatives have antitumor, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and insecticidal properties [66,67,108]. One Oriental bittersweet derivative shows ability to reverse multidrug resistance of cancer cells to cancer-treatment drugs [75,76].
      Oriental bittersweet bark is used as a fine fiber in China [175]. Enzymes in Oriental bittersweet leaves clot milk. These leaf extracts may provide an alternative to calf rennet enzymes used in making cheese (which probably will not save many calves slaughtered right after birth, but makes cheese-eating a little less cruel).
      Source: http://www.fs.fed.us/...­

      1 · April 7, 2014

  • Erica

    A+. Found a surprising amount of edible plants for this time of year. Was able to get great notes as well! Thanks Brian/John/Liz!

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Brian

    I want to Thank everyone for coming out today without you we wouldn't have such a group! I also would like to thank John and Elizabeth for the help and sharing of their knowledge! Hope to see you all at the next event!

    2 · April 6, 2014

  • Ted O.

    It was really great seeing everyone today! I wanted to especially thank John, Elizabeth, and Brian for taking the time to share their knowledge with us. See you all at the next one! Stay Well!!!

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • John Z.

    Here are the links I promised:

    For the botanical drawings as well as info on plants. There are a total of 12 plates. Makes great dining room art! (This is the one I was searching for all morning. Bah! I had it up and didn't know it!)
    http://www.vplants.org/plants/glossary/plate01.html

    Here is the index key for New England plants. Many of which we share in our region. Very useful for identifying a plant you don't know at all.
    https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/simple/

    Green Deane has been a teacher and an amateur botanist for many years. His channel is up to 145 wild edible plants. This is the guy from whom I got the I.T.E.M. process for enjoying plants.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLRDaR2ywG1APiwUzeTwrJw
    His website is equally wonderfull
    http://www.eattheweeds.com/

    3 · April 6, 2014

  • CJ

    I wanted to apologize for not making it today. I am laid up in bed with pulled muscles in my titanium neck from picking up children at work yesterday. Muscle relaxers and percocet. :(

    April 6, 2014

    • Brian

      Get well soon and we will see you at the next event

      1 · April 6, 2014

    • John Z.

      I am sad. Hope you feel better very soon. Just wasn't the same without you.

      1 · April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    God's creation is truly amazing !

    4 · April 6, 2014

  • John Z.

    Drive along Scott Run lake til you find us. We are away from all the fishers.

    April 6, 2014

  • Brian

    If anyone is coming to the clean up on Saturday and doesn't want to drive home to come out on Sunday for this event you can pitch a tent at my place and stay the night just let me know

    April 2, 2014

    • Sam

      Huh. The drive was why I wasn't going up on Saturday. I might have to change my plans now...

      April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone heading up and camping?

    April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing every one again.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • l

    I once caught a fish this big...

    December 10, 2013

    • l

      It's all good CJ. And don't get me wrong, I do have a sense of humor, after all, I work in a prison. I just feel weird explaining some things to my boy. Anyway, let's talk about the subject at hand. What wild edibles did any of you eat last spring and summer? I found four different wild edibles growing in what was my corn patch from the year before, this past spring and summer. I ate Lambs Quarters (or Goosefoot) this past summer with most of my breakfasts. Wild strawberry, clover, and plantain (for a short while). That's just what grew in part of the old garden.

      4 · December 11, 2013

    • John Z.

      Several phases of cattail, plantain (narrow and broad), clover (red and white), Dock, acorns, hickory nuts, chestnuts, daylily (flower and tuber), wintercress or "broccoli", .... to name a few.

      3 · December 28, 2013

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