We're looking forward to foraging with Steve Brill on Friday -- come join us!
We went out a few weeks ago in the Ft. Totten area and were impressed by the number of unripe blackberries and blueberries there, along with a decent share of wineberries. What a great spot to show off wild edibles, we thought. Everybody loves berries!
So do the birds.
As soon as the catbirds catch on that a patch of berries is ripening up, forget about it. We should have known better...at home we have to put netting over our blueberries and blackberries to get any. But there were so many, a city block practically lined with blackberry canes. It seemed reasonable to think there would be some to eat...
Here's what we did find:
They're in the legume family, can you tell?
Please never, ever eat something if you're not 100% confident what it is. The information in this post isn't enough unless you already know these plants...I'm just hoping to whet your appetite! Get a good identification book or come out on one of our walks. Maybe we'll see you tomorrow with Steve Brill!