WILD ABOUT SPRING
Between rain storms,
I'm out in the spring woods,
hunting for morel mushrooms.
(Haven't found any. Not yet.)
But I'm learning all about the edible greens,
the bounty of the early Spring forest . . .
in fact, a conservation agent taught me
80% of wild spring greens are edible.
Delicious watercress . . . garlic scapes . . .
dandelion greens . . . sorrel . . . milkweed . . .
wild lettuce . . . black walnuts.
Did you know beautiful 3-leaf trillium
is both edible and medicinal . . . and
that reindeer lichen can be substituted for flour?
I'm just wild about Spring!
(P.S. Good idea to carry along a plant ID book.)