I meant to post this earlier, but here I am now. A couple of weekends ago, we went out to the Oregon coast range to gather some wild foods. To learn new plants and enjoy another fun day with folks from Cascadia Wild. It was a lot of fun.
It was a rainy day, after a week of sunshine. But not too cold, except after falling into the muddy creek not once, twice, but three times.
As I was falling (one of the times) I grabbed Devil’s Club trying to save myself from falling into the muck and ending up with my hand filled with spines for few days. It hurt and bothered me for about a week, but it reminded me of the hike. It was a great hike after all.
These are the spines.
But there was much more nature than that.
Oxalis or wood sorrel. Edible.
Miner’s Lettuce. Edible.
Solomon’s Seal. Not edible.
Fairy Bells. A type of lily.
Sweet Cicely. Edible leaves.
And so much more. I’m going with another post for tomorrow, because I have too many pictures of this beautiful day. Hope you are enjoying it. Tomorrow, part 2. Have a good day.
Note: Please. PLEASE! Always know which plant you are picking before you eat it. My notes here are just that. Notes and pretty pictures. They are NOT meant to be a field guide by any means. I am just learning, and I would not want you to eat the wrong plant and get ill. Take a field guide. Better yet, go out with someone you know, who knows about wild plants. As we did. We shared notes, knowledge, and me, especially, am just starting to learn about wild plants. So please, PLEASE ALWAYS BE SAFE FIRST.