Short Video: Sycamore sap started to flow in Galloway (SW Scotland) on 26th February, with birch sap not far behind. Here is a quick, fun film to celebrate and perhaps inspire some low-impact twig tapping.
Conifers hold great year-round treasures for foragers. Here is all you need to know to start safely using them to add pizzazz to your food and drinks.
Get to know the key characteristics of wild brassicas – one of our most abundant, ubiquitous sources of nutritious wild vegetables, and with no poisonous members in the UK
“Foraging” certainly implies a degree of searching, and some wild plants can take a good bit of finding. But it is much more efficient and rewarding to learn to recognise resources that are hidden in plain sight close to home.
The young flower and leaf buds of rowan trees, and some other closely related species, offer delicious almond flavours to foragers in the spring.