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.
Wood sorrel is a very common and delicious woodland plant that packs a sour punch way beyond it diminutive size.
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 […]
The pheasants we encounter in Scotland (Phasianus Colchicus) are neither native or truly wild. Indigenous to Mongolia, they may have arrived here with the Romans as ornamental birds and were certainly a common sight in Britain