White Pine and Eastern Hemlock: Two Year-round Wild Edibles

A tale of two trees If you are in the need of citrus and are unable to obtain non-local fruit such as lemons and oranges, consider a different type of grocery store – the woods. Most conifers, cone bearing trees, are edible; specifically pines, spruce, and fir. The needle-like leaves can be steeped for tea,

Legacy: Wild Edibles and Gardens You Leave Behind

Sometimes when I think about the old ones who have gone before us, I consider what they’ve left behind – stone walls meandering through the woods, apple trees with forests growing up around them, juniper bushes in the old fields, maples trees like sentinels lining backcountry roads, unruly flower beds that have taken on a

Hearken to Spring: Spring Ephemerals

Welcome Spring Spring comes with winter still in hand. Frozen to way-too-squishy mud makes for frustrating, if not entertaining, travel conditions along dirt roads. The freshet breaks through the ice (what little there may have been this year) and carries mini-icebergs to melt downstream while the anadromous fish swim their way upriver to spawn. Neo-tropical