Come out on a nature walk and learn to identify lots of plants and mushrooms and discover that some are pretty tasty to eat! We'll stroll around at a very leisurely pace exploring the natural world, frequently stopping to look closely, smell, and taste lots of plants and hopefully a few mushrooms. I hope at the end of the walk, you'll see the natural world with new eyes and taste buds! We will gather wild edibles only where allowed and sample edible native species only when abundant.
Wild Edibles Appetizer
I've been making a living as a nature guide and sustainable landscaper for the last 15 years. I love sharing the wonders of the natural world with others and hope to instill an appreciation of nature through wild edible foods. From February through December there's a continuously changing variety of wild edibles available that connect me, and I hope you, to the annual cycle of nature. There's always something exciting to look for, it's a lot of fun, and a good excuse to get outside and get a little exercise!
This is a typical county park in the DC suburbs with a good variety of wild edibles to see and sample. You might not think it, but some of the best foraging is actually in our scrappy suburban parks rather than deep in the middle of the forest.
Wild Edibles Nature Walk