Deadline to register for Wild Edibles workshop

Date(s) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
5:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


The Audubon Nature Center will hold a Wild Edibles workshop from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

Paid reservations are required by Thursday, April 28. Make reservations online, at the center or call (716) 569-2345 during business hours.

Participants will discover how to recognize edible plants and distinguish them from those that may look similar.

Instructor Katie Finch is a naturalist at Audubon who has been enthusiastically eating “weeds” for several years.

The class will start with some basic ground rules and safety considerations about harvesting wild edibles, then head outside to identify those growing and blooming in the spring. It will also cover some popular summer edibles and as well as those you definitely do not want to eat. Back inside, participants will taste samples and discuss easy ways to make wild plants part of your meal.

With both inside and outside components, this class includes a walk up to one mile on flat ground. Remember to dress for the weather.

The fee is $20 for the public and $16 for Friends of the Nature Center and children ages 9-15.