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Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

2010 Fall Foraging Class at the Delta Institute

(Back to: September 2010 Foraging Experiences)

Pre-Class in Arthur‘s Yard (Friday, September 24, 2010)

Bristly Sarsaparilla (Aralia hispida)

Link to Arthur‘s post about Bristly Sarsaparilla:

Plant Product Display

Friday Night Class (September 24, 2010)

Hickory Nut Milk (Carya sp.)

Acorn Processing (Quercus sp.) (Friday)

Saturday Class (September 25, 2010)

Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Nannyberry (Sweet Viburnum) (Viburnum lentago)

Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Ash Bolete (Gyrodon merulioides)

Puffball Mushroom

Acorn Processing (Quercus sp.) (Saturday)

Wild Rice Processing (Zizania sp.)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) (Saturday)

Sunday Class (September 26, 2010)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) (Double Extraction Bottle)

Narrow Leaved Fireweed (Common Fireweed) (Chamerion angustifolium)

Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia)

Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

Evening Primrose (Oenothera -- unknown species, fruticosa perhaps?)

Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)

Tall Blue Lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)

American Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Western Brackenfern (Pteridium aquilinum)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) (Sunday)

Hawkweed (Hieracium -- Unknown species, perhaps caespitosum)

Usnea (Generic name for several lichen species of the Parmeliaceae family.)

American Elm (Ulmus americana)

Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Sweetflag (Acorus americanus)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Fox Grape (Vitis labrusca)