|Cardamine hirsuta, hairy bittercress|
After so much snow this winter the spring greens and shoots are a bit slow to emerge. We find ourselves turning our faces up towards the sun on the nice days, warming our cheeks. Looking down at the ground for signs of life is second nature for us as we take short walks along muddy trails, and we are even taking note of the swelling buds of the trees. Not long now before we begin another year of enjoying our scavenger hunt for edible plants and fungi, where the prizes are delicious!
|Matteuccia struthiopteris, ostritch fern fiddleheads|
|Allium vineale, field garlic|
|Alliaria petiolata, garlic mustard|
|Hemerocallis fulva, daylily shoots|
|Urtica dioica, stinging nettles|