Wild Berry Ice Cream!

Wild Berry Ice Cream!

Ripe Red Huckleberries, Trailing Blackberries, Himalayan Blackberries, Blackcap Raspberries, and Thimbleberries are exploding amongst the forest and fields these days, and our summer camp students just can’t get enough of their sweet and tart deliciousness!  A couple of weeks ago we challenged some Earth Scouts to a mission:  collect as many ripe wild edible berries as possible, and we’ll whip up a batch of Wild Berry Ice Cream!  They happily accepted the challenge and foraged a ton of berries over at a favorite spot that we like to call "Huckleberry Hill".  

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Wild Berry Muffins!

Wild Berry Muffins!

I spy with my Owl eyes.. a forest full of wild berries, ripening with each and every gloriously sunny PNW summer day . . .Yum!

Thimbleberries, Red Huckleberries, Trailing Blackberries, and Salal berries are a delicious trail snack this time of year.  Why not harvest some handfuls and make some delicious Wild Berry Muffins?

Here’s a scrumptious recipe for you to enjoy, courtesy of Pat’s mama, Cathy. . 

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Wild Wanderers | "Taco"berries and Yellow Jackets

Wild Wanderers | "Taco"berries and Yellow Jackets

Just wanted to drop a quick note about this week's camp... We had a blast climbing trees, making fishing poles, playing running and hiding games, building shelters, breaking sticks, imitating animals, laughing, telling stories, listening to bird voices, slowing our breathing, increasing our heart rates, exploring the creek bed, and generally gelling as a group and enjoying the beautiful summer days out at Lake Padden! 

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