Medicinal/edible plant walk and id: Pine Flatwoods and Hardwood Swamps

  • March 15, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Amateur hobby botanist will accompany guests on a hike looking for medicinal, edible and endangered plants typically found growing in the Pine flatwoods and the Hardwood swamp ecosystems of south Florida.

People wanting to have a better understanding of and a stronger connection with the natural world around them are encouraged to attend, as are knowledgeable folks with wisdom to share. This is for educational purposes only and no plant matter will be collected.


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  • Jerry S.

    I enjoyed the meetup and wish I could have stayed longer. Susan I found your knowledge and experience was right up there with Christian, and I would happily attend a forage/hike under your leadership. Does anyone know a likely spot to find: Winged Yams or Milkweed Vine?

    3 · March 17, 2013

    • Susan L.

      Thanks Jerry...

      March 17, 2013

    • Susan L.

      Jerry, you might be interested in the Raw Potluck I hold each month... today is the day - here's the meetup site and info http://www.meetup.com...­

      March 17, 2013

  • Nikki

    Hey~
    I had a great time and learned plenty. Thank you so much for organizing this outing. Christian and his group were great and I loved the additional credentials from Susan. Everyone that stayed seemed to have "not had enough"... So, hopefully, we get to do it again sometime.
    Great outing!
    Nikki

    2 · March 16, 2013

  • Holly B.

    Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the whole time, but it was great. We learned new things even in the time we were there. Would love another chance to do this again. Thanks for organizing this!

    2 · March 15, 2013

  • Wayne P.

    Excellent. Wish it had lasted longer and look forward to doing it again soon.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • mac m.

    Forage outing at Riverbend. Poorly planned. Poorly executed. Poorly managed. Nobody was sure that the "expert" was going to be at the meetup, and showed up 30 minutes late. No reason for limiting attendance to a manageable level through RSVP as people showed up ad hoc. Families are great but children talked constantly or sang making it difficult to hear. Several people were talking about unrelated personal topics for the whole trip while I was there. The purpose of RSVP is to control the event for those tat are serious about the subject. Starting off a foraging hike by identifying natural Florida vegetation was a waste of time. It is a State Park. Virtually every plant is a native plant. An absolute waste of time and travel expenses. This should have been advertised as a nature walk, and had very little to do with foraging, at least as long as I was there. I hope future events are better executed.

    March 15, 2013

    • Susan L.

      Sorry you were disappointed Mac... Yes, unfortunately since it was, for me, a tag along to someone else's event, I had little control over the arrangements. The purpose of the RSVP is not to limit, but to have an idea of the size of the group. Not all plants in a State Park are native. In fact, sadly, most plants are not. Except for the poison ivy, the first plants we identified were both native and edible - beautyberry and smilax. I don't know when you peeled away, but I think many/most people thought the day was a valuable educational experience. Please let me know if you know someone who can lead a foraging hike - I would like to have more opportunities available for all of us. Thanks for your attendance and your comments!

      March 15, 2013

  • Susan L.

    Someone asked about stopping for lunch... since it is not my tour, I can't be sure... my suggestion is to bring snacky food that can be eating w/o stopping for a break...

    March 14, 2013

  • Gurunam

    I hope I registered in time!

    March 14, 2013

  • Rosalia

    Bringing my kids: Zion (2) and Zara (9 months)

    March 14, 2013

  • Mindy

    I am so sorry to miss this. I have previous plans. Please offer this again.

    March 14, 2013

  • Susan L.

    We are meeting at 11am in the parking lot.

    March 14, 2013

  • Jerry S.

    Yes I'll be there but will have to leave by 1:00

    March 12, 2013

  • Nickie

    Wish i could make it. But I'm on Spring Break from the 22nd - the first. Maybe you'll plan something then??

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Susan L.

      I'm always looking for folks who can lead a walk like this - if you know someone who is qualified, please let me know!

      March 14, 2013

  • Holly B.

    2 adults, 3 kids

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Freckles

    I am having a hard time RSVPing. I would like to join the event. Thank you.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    def next time!

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Jerry S.

    Hello, the posting says 11AM-2PM, the confirmation message says 3-6PM. I can come in the morning but not the afternoon. Thanks, Jerry

    March 12, 2013

    • Susan L.

      that's odd... the walk is from 11-2. Looking forward to seeing you!

      March 12, 2013

  • Debra M

    Who is the amateur hobby botanist and what does he/she base their knowledge on?
    Thank you

    March 12, 2013

    • Susan L.

      I don't know. This walk was set up by a FB friend. There won't be any plant material collected, so you'll have a chance to confirm any of the information with another source at a later time.

      March 12, 2013

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