Foraging (Botany or Native Americans Block )
These notes were taken from my location in Southern Maryland, Zone 7 so they may
not apply to your area. I have restricted
it to things I have actually seen in person which I knew to be edible; it is definitely a work in progress.
Take the time to become familiar with the plants in your own location.
And please please don't eat any plant if you can't identify it!!!!
- dandelion greens (notes & recipe)
- bluebird eggs - Kings Landing Park
It is, of course, NOT LEGAL to visit the bluebird nest boxes at the park and take the eggs
and eat them and I don't advise doing this; I am merely noting where I saw them. Native Americans in this area would certainly
have considered bird eggs to be a food source.
- venison - I have to put venison here because they are passing ground venison out at the food pantry so presumably
it is "in season" but I would guess that deer meat is a year round food
- wild strawberries - recipes, stories and folklore
- technically the mayapple is also available but since it is so poisonous if you eat it at any stage
except the perfect point of ripeness I wouldn't advise trying it
- black raspberries
- red raspberries