A Few of My Favorite Plant Field Guides + Reference Books

A Few of My Favorite Plant Field Guides + Reference Books

If you were to pick up my work backpack on any given day at forest school, you just might fall over as you tried to lift it. It’s that heavy! Why, might you ask?

Well, take a peek inside and you’ll find your standard outdoor educator gear: a first-aid kit, bandanas for playing games, fire-making materials, a knife for whittling, a random feather or animal skull or owl pellet, student medical forms, and last but certainly not least, field guides! Lots and lots of field guides. Aha! There’s the culprit! Most field guides aren’t exactly lightweight.

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Oyster Mushrooms: A Spring Delight & A Potent Teacher.

Oyster Mushrooms: A Spring Delight & A Potent Teacher.

As I wandered through the woods the other day, I stumbled upon some oyster mushrooms growing shelflike on a Red Alder log, and couldn’t help but let out a nostalgic chuckle.  I have a bit of a funny relationship with this particular edible fungus, you see. . .

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4 Wild Edibles to Add to Your Salad Right Now

4 Wild Edibles to Add to Your Salad Right Now

Happy Wednesday!

Well, somehow an entire season snuck by without me posting a new Wild Wednesdays blog! I guess I was too busy teaching our school-year nature connection programs and planning for summer camps!

Maybe you missed me, maybe you didn’t. . . but either way, now that spring is finally here, I’m more inspired than ever to start blogging again, especially with all of the magical happenings going on in the forest!

The plant growth in the PNW is simply phenomenal this time of year, so I’m feeling called to share with you a few of my favorite wild edibles, which are perfect for harvesting and adding to a wild salad right now.

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