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Feeling festive

A festive aside from allotmentry today…

In the last few weeks I’ve been plundering the local countryside for Christmas decorations. On the mantlepiece I’ve stuck a vase of stems with seedheads found in a field margin. 172 more words

Lessons in Foraging

Lola wanted to do a little demonstration on foraging with her very favorite foraging perch from Things for Wings.  It’s a little basic, but she thought it might help encourage the beginners. 108 more words

Foraging Fun: Fomes fomentarius

Fomes fomentarius, known by more readily decipherable names as tinder or hoof fungus, is a perennial polypore fungi that is indigenous to most regions of North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia. 1,252 more words


Another day, another title

I’m struggling to think up new titles for my posts. Half of me wants to become a bit tabloid (“Great tits on the table today!” is so tempting when discussing the presence of… 222 more words

Care Farm

Treasure In the Woods: Foraging for Wild Porcini

The long-awaited winter storms have arrived at last to Northern California and have dumped an estimated nine inches of much-needed rain on our drought-ridden hills. In addition to filling depleted reservoirs and turning the landscape a verdant green, the wet weather has also produced a fruitful bloom of wild mushrooms in our coastal woodlands. 675 more words

Karen Pavone

Brick cap mushrooms, Hypholoma sublateritium, in Pennsylvania

Don’t hang your basket up for the year just yet … many mushrooms can still be found in the Northeastern United States (in fact, even in January you can find me mushroom hunting). 174 more words


What if We Only Age Because We Expect to Age?

For our intents and purposes, space-time exists: that is, the same space may appear different depending on the time, and the same time may be different depending on the space. 532 more words

Being Human