After a series of miserable days of wet, cold, wet, snow, wet, windy (just to mix it up) we decided to forge ahead, acknowledged spring and have our first meeting of the Wild Foragers Society.
Slip-sliding through the muddy ravine, we were on the search for the wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) and Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) but keeping an eye out for any other finds along the way.
Fuzzily photographed above is Alliaria petiolata, and Urtica Dioica below – cold fingers make for shaky photos – who were peeking up from beneath the leaves.
After fighting off the bitter cold and impending darkness we were able to collect a mitt-full of new wild strawberry leaves and even a few muddy dandelions. The skunk cabbage was abandoned for another day…