Forest Fact : Jack by the Hedge

We’ve been spotting all sorts of delicious springtime hedgerow snacks, our favourite salad addition is Jack by the Hedge.  It grows in shaded areas along hedgerows and the edges of woods, roadsides and parks.  Also known as Garlic Mustard, this biennial spring wildflower smells a lot like garlic when the stems and leaves are crushed.  […]

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Forest Fact: Edible Young Beech Leaves

We’ve been loving seeing the beech trees at our camp coming into leaf in the sun this week! The young translucent leaves are a glowing lime green colour and light up the camp at this time of year before the other trees come into leaf. The best thing is that beech leaves are deliciously edible […]

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Beech leaves are deliciously edible and have a pleasant citrus/salad taste. A great salad addition and easy to pluck off the trees.