Tiny Tracks + Update on Mushroom Class

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Any idea what this ?

It is sign from a slug or snail. You can see where it has eaten the algae off of the bark of a beech tree. Until recently I had only ever noticed this on wooden benches, picnic tables, and a garage door. Now I keep noticing it on trunks and branches of beech trees.

Here is an update on the Mushroom Log Inoculation Class that William Padilla Brown will be teaching at Millport Conservancy on the 25th of this month (March). As already mentioned, mushroom logs will be available for $5 each. What I had not mentioned is the species that will be available. They are:

Oyster
Shiitake
Elm Oyster
Enoki
and Lions Mane

Hope to see you there!

Nate

 

 

Mushroom Log Inoculation Class.

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Excited to announce that I am hosting a class taught by my friend William Padilla Brown!

When: Saturday March 25th, from 1:00-3:30.

Where: At the Millport Concervancy, 737 E Millport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.

Mushroom Log Cultivation Techniques- Mushrooms love to grow on logs in nature. We can recreate natural processes by intentionally introducing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms to recently cut logs. This afternoon class will take you though a presentation and hands on workshop helping you to understand the life cycle of the mushrooms and decide which species best suits your needs.

Cost: $15 for the class + $5 for any inoculated logs you choose to take home.

 

December Foraging: Ice covered greens.

Decided to go foraging in the sleety ice covered landscape today. I didn’t have much time, so I just stuck to the area around my house. Let’s see what I found!

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1. Sow thistle (Sonchus spp.)
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2. Purple Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)
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3. Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
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4. Common chickweed (Stellaria media)
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5.Broadleaf dock (Rumex obtusifolius)
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6. Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
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7. Common mallow (Malva neglecta)
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8. Field garlic (Allium vineale)
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9. Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)
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10. Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

I also ate a few evening primrose (Oenothera bienis) seeds.

Anyway, thanks for reading!

Nate

Rewild or Die: Quick review.

In this video I do a quick review of the book Rewild or Die by Urban Scout (aka my friend Peter Michael Bauer). This is a great book, which makes some important points that many rewilding authors gloss over or don’t mention at all.

Peter is the founder of Rewild Portland, and has been a major part of Rewild.com and the Rewild.com Facebook Group.

Thanks for reading/watching and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel.

Nate

2 Plants of Late fall-Early Spring (videos).

Here are a few videos showing edible wild plants that are available from late fall through early spring.

Common chickweed (Stellaria media) is an abundant plant that loves cool damp weather.

You can learn more about it from this sample clip from my dvd (Gathering Edible Wild Plants)

Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) is a peppery member of the mustard family that adds some great flavor to cold weather dishes.

Thanks for watching! I you want to support what I do, but aren’t up for buying my dvd, consider watching and subscribing to my Youtube channel. I’m considering different ways of making my dvd available as a digital download or rental. Youtube is one option that I am considering, but it is not available to channels with less than 1,000 subscribers. That feels like a long way off, but every one helps.

Thanks again,
Nate