Foraging the Edges of Epping Forest in Winter

By Gavin

I had a couple of hours spare so I thought I’d go foraging the edges of Epping Forest in Winter (late January to be precise). Wildlife Seen Not much to see today, but then it is absolutely freezing. The wildlife clearly has more sense than me! However, I did see a lot of Redwings on…

My Standard Foraging Pack

By Gavin

Kit I Take When Foraging for Free Food I was thinking about a new addition to my foraging gear/foraging pack, and I thought it might be worth sharing the rest too. Of course, when I say my standard foraging pack, I mean my standard walking pack. After all, you wouldn’t want to come across a…

DIY Bird Box

By Gavin

It’s not to do with foraging, but I had a couple of hours spare this morning, and thanks to a tweet from @_BTO (The British Trust for Ornithology) reminding me about bird boxes; I found an old spare plank, got my tools out, et voila! A Bird Box. Thanks to the BTO for my Bird…

A Video about Crow Garlic

By Gavin

My first crow garlic video, please bear with me and I’m sure I’ll get better with practice. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4NU7bZkFXQ[/embedyt] A short talk about foraging for Crow Garlic, how to recognise it, and how to bring it home and use it. Including looking for the dark-olive colour and height/stiffness of the blades (compared to grass), looking…

Crow Garlic dinner follow up

By Gavin

Crow garlic dinner Now I have a pot of Crow Garlic in the garden; It’s simple to snip some off, give it a quick rinse and chop it over this lovely chicken dinner; Which was already lovely, now it’s a bit more garlicky.