That Birch is beautiful. It’s 50 feet tall and its trunk is eight inches in diameter. The sun shines softly on one face of the tree, illuminating the creamy, papery bark. Bits of greenish-grey lichen cling to the lower part of the tree. Short, soft moss carpets the base of the tree and extends outwards…Read More
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Collecting Chaga with an untested forager
It’s Chaga hunting day! Karoline arrives at my door with her backpack in hand. I look down at her feet and notice she is wearing ankle high hiking boots. Not quite the boots I was hoping she would be wearing. She will soon learn when I say wear your boots, it means up to the…Read More
Patience. Got to have patience.
I know it’s there. It’s lingering, just beneath the snow: dormant life. I am waiting for the warmth of spring to wake up this sleepy, resting life so I may start my foraging. As I walk down the forest trail I see my foraging spots. Those Red Alder trees will have Oyster Mushrooms. The edge…Read More