Foraging involves finding, identifying and harvesting wild edible plants. It is a healthy outdoor activity that puts one in touch with nature and provides a bounty of fresh, nutritious, free food. This handy pocket guide provides simplified reference to the approved practices for harvesting wild edible plants in a sustainable manner. Topics include a harvesting strategy, safety (including the universal edibility test), and the proper tools and methods to harvest berries/fruits, nuts, leaves/shoots/stems, roots/tubers and mushrooms. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is a portable source of practical information and is ideal for field use by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.