Foraging wild plants

Date(s) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


Learn to identify late spring/early summer greens, flowers and other wild edibles at the Audubon Nature Center’sEdible Audubon – Spring into Summer” workshop from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

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

After reviewing some basic ground rules and safety considerations about harvesting wild edibles, the class will head outside to identify those growing and blooming in the late spring/early summer. Also covered will be some popular plants you definitely do not want to eat. Back inside, participants will taste samples and discuss easy ways to make wild plants part their meals.

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

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.

Paid reservations are required by Tuesday, May 31. To register, stop by, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or use the online form.