Photos of my adventures with the natural world around me
Spring has finally arrived
Another sign of spring, some folks find these a delicious spring treat. I like them pickled!
Gathering of Hawthorn flowers and new leaves
Crategus spp. fresh flowers and new leaf growth
Taraxicum officinalis, more signs of spring.
Flowering Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia purpurea flowering in a Kettle Bog, one of the many delights of the plant walks with 7Song at NSBM.
Drosera spp. another wonder of the Kettle Bog, this is tiny carnivores plant.
Achillea millefolium one of my favorite herbs to work with.
Verbascum thapsis, on our wildcrafting trip with school in Oregon
Such a treat to meet such a helpful plant, this Arnica cortifolia was growing in the National Forest in Oregon
Oregon, summer 2017
Harvesting Elder Flowers
Sambucus spp. harvesting of the fresh flower, but not too much, the berries are a treat too.
What a wonderful treat it is for me and work with Legusticum porteri and to see it in it's natural habitat.
With care, harvesting a few from each stand.
Pedicularis groenlandica, to meet you was an ultimate joy as this is a herb I find so useful!
Field of Pedicularis
Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming 2017
Medicine Bow Moose
Another treat of spending time with plants that I love, is to witness the animals of that ecosystem too.
Lavendula spp. Cornell Botanical Gardens
One of the largest Chinese Ephedra plants growing in the US at Cornell Botanical Gardens
Calendula officinalis how gentle you are.
Growing at the Cornell Botanicals Gardens
Cornell Botanical Gardens plant walk with NSBM 2017
Monotropa uniflora, this amazing plant doesn't photosynthesize!
Ruta graveolens, old world herbal
Eschscholtzia californica growing in an herb garden in the Adirondacks. NSBM 2017
Larix laricina a rare deciduous conifer
Botany plant walk NSBM 2017
I found drawing the plants that we were studying a great way for me to learn about them
Adirondack field trip, NSBM 2017
Adirondacks August 2017
Turkey Tail Mushrooms
Trametes spp., Adirondacks August 2017
Chicken of The Woods
Laetiporus sulphureus, a favorite edible mushroom!
Eupatorium perfoliatum that I found around the Finger Lakes
Hawthorn tree with berries
Late summer harvest of Crategus spp. berries
Hawthorn with abundant berries
Crategus spp. berries
It is such a delight to witness the last summer/early fall golden fields of Solidago canadensis
What a delight is was when we stumbled upon a large stand of wild Spearmint. Such delicious flavor and aroma.
For a such a small plant you are powerful in flavor and action
Verbena hostata local to me abundant nervine.
What a treat to meet Hydrastis canadensis, this once abundant valuable herb is now almost extint in the wild
Processing Shiso and Tulsi
Jaring these dried herbs for making tea
Growing Lions Main Mushroom
Growing Hericium erinaceus to make tinctures with.