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Rancocas Creek - Forage On...

This foray will comprise one leg our Summer forage.  We will start with an orientation at my yard in Mount Holly.  We can opt for a stop by the Rancocas Nature Center for any guides you may need before we head north along the Rancocas Creek to Amico Island.  What I anticipate finding along the way: wineberries, wild violet, wood sorrell, lambs quarters, plantain, spiderwort, thistle.  There will be more, so let's look for it!!!.

 I look forward to seeing you all again, so let's have at it!!!

About the Rancocas Creek Study Group...

The intent of this group will be to study and catalog the edible vegetation and supportive ecology of the muddy creek known as the Rancocas, stretching roughly from Fort Dix, New Jersey to the Delaware River.
Making progress in the identification and preservation of wild edibles in the Rancocas Watershed.
Join us on a seasonal foray sometime!

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  • Sally D.

    Thanks for all the good info--it was nice to meet you and Margaret, and it was a lovely day for a walk on the "beach!"

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Joe

    Good day for a walk in the weeds! So we found wood sorrel, lambs quarters, blackberry, raspberry, wineberry, mile-a-minute... Mulberries weren't ready yet, though (!)

    July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Joe- Sorry to change the RSVP since I was looking forward to this but I severely aggravated an old injury this morning and will not be able to make the trip. I will look forward to another time- sorry for the late notice.

    July 11, 2014

    • Joe

      OK Dan. Heal up and we'll see you soon...

      July 11, 2014

  • jesse t

    Sorry looks like we might well be having the baby this weekend so we will not make it

    July 11, 2014

    • Joe

      Good Luck! ;-D

      July 11, 2014

  • jesse t

    If my wife is not in labor or we are not in the hospital post delivery we will be there! My wife is due the 14th.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Joe

    There is interest building in a June 21 forage at 0900 with the main intent being a survey of Amico Island at the junction of the Delaware River near Delran, NJ. Starting point my yard for orientation and gear check. As before, my cell is[masked], email [masked] for coordinating instructions.
    Thanks again, ALL

    June 4, 2014

    • dirk558

      Hey Joe, doubt I can make it at 9AM, but I might try to join in the early afternoon if you're still out and about! Assume I can't make it, but I'll call if I'm looking for ya!

      June 17, 2014

    • Joe

      Thanks man!

      June 18, 2014

  • Joe

    From the survey we conducted yesterday, May 31, there are wild violet, wood sorrel, lambs quarters, cress, clover and garlic out and edible now. Wild raspberry, blackberry and cherry fruits are set but not ripe yet... Saw may apple too but note conflicting information online on edibility of the fruit ...

    June 1, 2014

  • dirk558

    This was a great time. I learned a bunch, and I can't wait to come back to Rancocas Creek Basin. Thanks Joe!

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Joe

    Looking at the next seasonal forage in July...

    May 31, 2014

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