Category Archives: Foraging

Rose Hips

Rose Hips – Wild Edibles Series

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In this video we explore the wonderful and sweet rose hip. Rose hips are a wild edible that is best harvested in the fall after the first frost or two. In this video we take an up close look at the plant talk about how you can enjoy this wild edible on the trail, and give a few tips and cautions about utilizing rose hips for consumption.

A few cool facts about rose hips…
1) All rose hips are edible, but do vary in taste from species to species
2) Rose hips contain 50 times the vitamin C compared to citrus fruits
3) The hairs on the seed of rose hips were used to make the first itching powder.

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wood sorrel

Wood Sorrel – Wild Edibles Series

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Wood Sorrel (aka Oxalis acetosella) has to be one of my favorite wild edible plants to find. It’s taste is one of the best in the leaf world IMHO, and it is super easy to identify. The taste can really give you a boost on the trail. To my knowledge there are no known toxic lookalikes. Having said that, always consult with a local expert first before consuming ANY wild edible plant.

One thing I will say is that wood sorrel contains a chemical called oxalic acid. In quantity, oxalic acid is bad for you, but I can’t say for sure how much it would take to hurt you. One more reason to consult a local expert first. With many wild edible plants, only certain parts can be consumed while other parts are toxic, and certain plants can only be consumed in certain quantities before they become bad for you. My guess is that the amount it takes is determined much by who you are. For example, while a pound might be bad for young children or pregnant mothers, it may be perfectly fine for a 25-year-old. Don’t take my advice on consumption though! Consult with a local expert first.

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Trout Lily

Trout Lily – Wild Edibles Series

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In this video, we take a quick look at trout lily, a very nutritious wild edible plant that grows as a ground cover in many eastern woodlands of the United States. In this video, we’ll get super up close to help you ID the thing in the wild. The entire thing is edible, even the bulb that grows beneath the ground. You’ve probably stepped on this, not knowing the thing was even edible!

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Trout lily
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Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard – Wild Edibles Series

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In this video I take you along in identifying and foraging garlic mustard, a wild edible plant that makes a great addition to your trail knowledge. I’ll show you several key identifiers and will provide some tips on how to enjoy this amazing plant.

 

Dryad's saddle aka pheasantback

Dryad’s Saddle aka Pheasantback – Wild Edibles Series

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In this video I show you how to find and identify Dryad’s Saddle or what’s otherwise known as Pheasantback mushroom. This edible fungus mostly grows on the sides of dead trees, and is best found and harvested in early May in my area of the United States. If you’re not having luck morel hunting, you just might have some luck finding one of these.

Key characteristics…
– feather-like pattern on top (hence “pheasantback)
– spores on the bottom
– smells like watermelon rind
– growing on dead tree

To test if this is edible take your knife and cut it. If your knife passes easily through it, that part will make good on the table.

 

Morel mushroom

Morel Mushroom Hunting – Tips and observations

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In this video I take you along with me on my morel mushroom hunt. Along the way I share several tips, tricks, and observations about hunting these amazing mushrooms. Be sure to watch to the end for some final observations that may help you find them in your area.

WARNING….
NEVER consume any wild edible plant that I talk about on this channel without consulting a local expert in your area first. ESPECIALLY when it comes to mushrooms. The wrong ones can KILL you!