Foraging in thigh high snow.

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We got over 2 feet of snow during winter storm Jonas. I spent a good deal of the morning shoveling, and still have a decent amount to go, but I decided to take a small break and do a little foraging.

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So I waded through the back yard, the snow drifted almost waist high in areas, and found a spot next to a small hackberry tree, where I knew a patch of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) was growing.

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After digging through thigh high snow, I found some garlic mustard and even a little purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum). Both plants are very cold tolerant.

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You certainly couldn’t survive of of these, but nothing beats some fresh edible/medicinal wild greens in the middle of winter!

Thanks for reading,

Nate

 

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