Archive for the 'Wild Edibles' Category

29
Aug
08

Dryad’s Saddles Mushrooms – August 29, 2008

 

08
Jul
08

Prickly Gooseberry(dogberry) – July 8 2008

These gooseberries are one of the few wild edible berries that can be found in the forest. Although those spikes look a bit intimidating they can be scraped off fairly easily.

23
Apr
08

Redbud Tree – April 23 2008

Redbuds are bursting out. These buds are edible. Some people put them on salads.

23
Apr
08

Morel Mushroom Outside the Nature Center- April 23, 2008

It’s mushroom season!!

12
Oct
07

Herbivory(Animals eating plants) – Oct 12, 2007

Swans in fen Eating Duckweed, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Here’s a good example of herbivory(animals eating plants). Swans eating duckweed.

Here’s an ash leaf that is being eating by two types of animals.
Herbivory
One is eating chunks of leafs, and a leaf-miner is living inside the leaf and eating a trail on the inside.

Here’s a wild edible plant that some humans like to eat: Sweet Cicely.

Sweet Cicely
It’s also called anise-root because if tastes like licorice.

25
Sep
07

Staghorn Sumac & Other Fall Colors- September 22, 2007

Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac – September 22, 2007, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Here are some beautiful fall colors:

Type of Aster I believe?:

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Dog’s Bane growing by the Fen.  Dog’s bane has been used to make a strong cordage by many native american groups. You can see some orange colored aphids on the stem of this plant.

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Here’s some Virginia Creeper.  It’s sometimes confused with poison ivy because it vines its way up trees and turns red.  But as you can tell it has 5 leaves instead of poison ivy’s 3.

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Here are some rose hips that are growing by the camp road near the fen.  Rose hips are edible and are high in vitamin c.

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Goldenrod:

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27
Jul
07

Interesting insect on Queen Anne’s Lace – July 27 2007

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I don’t know what insect this is but I think its beak is interesting.