An exploration of the issues around american signal crayfish – a problematic “invasive” species that also happens to be delicious.
(Blogged in 2011)
I had all but given up on finding sea buckthorn in Galloway. Though it is fairly common around the UK, I had never seen a hint of it along our coast or around Arran where I grew up. Wild foods never fail to reward perseverance though and I finally stumbled on a small patch of it this weekend.
When learning to forage, it is more important to familiarise yourself with poisonous than edible species. Though truly dangerous species are much rarer than some people think, there is no room for complacency as there are a dozen or so seriously toxic plants and fungi that are common in the UK.
This website explores some of the huge variety of wild foods to be found around the UK, with tips on seasonality, distribution and an indication of how easy to find and identify they are. All information can be accessed via the drop-down menus above. IN SEASON NOW – click to view wild foods you can find […]
The huge diversity of wild plants and fungi can be very daunting to the novice forager. The form of plants can vary greatly between seasons and even individual plants within a species can look different depending on where they are growing. Fungi can be even more bewildering as they can turn from immature buttons to […]