On Saturday, my friend Peggi and I will be participating in a Native Plant Workshop. Peggi will give a talk on native plant identification and I'll be demonstrating how to make soup with morel mushrooms. There will also be a fellow discussing First Nations' use of native plants and herbs as medicine.
In addition to that, there'll also be a field tour, which will be taken at a Girl Guide camp nearby. So we figured we'd better check it out before the actual walk took place.
There were all sorts of neat things in the woods...this mushroom...
...which, by the way, I WON'T be using in my soup!
There were tons of high bush cranberries, which even the birds won't eat. Who actually eats these I wonder? Yuck!
Peggi pointed out this interesting plant called Vervain.
Many dragonflies were buzzing about that day.
The great thing about this location is that it has a good path through the woods which ends at the edge of a lake. Here is Peggi digging up some water plant's roots.
One of the nicest things about the walk in the woods was Peggi's homemade peach pie at the end of the day.