Plant Walk Photos

2015-05-15

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Participants learn about White Pine

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If you look very close...

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The venerable cattail

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Cattail patches are nature's grocery store

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carrot is both delicious and nutritious

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Sassafras is another wonderfully useful forest tree

2015-06-27

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Before venturing into the forest, we should learn about Jewelweed.

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It is a very unassuming, yet important plant

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Yarrow is something we should all know

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Everyone pays close attention

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Take lots of pictures

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Milkweed is not only edible, it is rather tasty

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Cattail shoots are still ripe for harvest

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Plant walks are always a lot of fun

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Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus

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Ok, everyone try the bark at the same time...

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Blueberries, they're everywhere, they're everywhere

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2015-09-12

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Milkweed can be quite delicious

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Rose hips are a great source of Vitamin C

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Go on, give them a try

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Perfectly ripe Staghorn Sumac

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Cattails provide something edible all year long.
These corms are delicious.

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Willow has been used medicinally for millenia

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If you look in the right spot, you will find plenty of Jewelweed

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Evening primrose

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Sometimes beauty is enough

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Lambs quarters, plantain, clover, wood sorrel, wild lettuce, dandelion, and cleavers
An entire salad sitting at the base of these stair.

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Everyone loves the feel of Mullein leaves

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Stinging Nettles are not the enemy you might think.

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While not delicious, the inner bark of White pine can keep you alive.

2016-07-23

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It is hot out there, lets try to stick to the shade

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I told you it was hot, Unfortunately cattails typically do not grow in the shade

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We can however pick a few stems, and move to the shade for a snack

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The kid had had enough

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Pictures of Self Heal

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The Sassafras was a big hit

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The group was lucky enough to come upon some Indian Pipe.

2016-09-10

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One should always know jewelweed before going afield

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Inside this enlargement on a goldenrod stem we find a tasty little snack for us, or to use a bait.

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I love it when kids get right into the action

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Witch Hazel

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The walk is just about over

2017-05-13

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2017-09-02

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Showing the seeds of wild grape (Vitis L.)

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While a bit tart, highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) can be made into a delicious and nutritious jam or sauce.

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Rose hips (Rosa spp.) are a great source of vitamin C

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Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

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English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

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Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

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Jewelweed, (Impatiense capensis), is a great treatment for the irriation of poison ivy.

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Wintergreen, (Gaultheria procumbens), is a great analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

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Testing natures toothbrush, Sassafrass (Sassafras albidum)

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There is nothing better than Indian Cucumber (Medeola virginiana)

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While I talk about the identification and usage of Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), a walk attendee demonstrates either a hug, or a rear naked choke.