Ed and I were able to join walk leader Barb Hinde and 7 others for this first SES accessible nature walk.
The warm sunny day Barb had in mind for us morphed into a cloudy showery one, perfect because the plants were showing the effects of a warm dry August.
Barb has a deep knowledge of the medicinal and edible plants in our area and she loves to share this knowledge with others. We learned about such things as nature’s aspirin, a natural substitute for toilet paper, chewing plantain leaves for bee stings, and where to find the best native blackberries. No local black bears joined the walk – we hope they have found their fall food source in the river!
Submitted by Gwen