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This exciting foraging event combines a number of habitats during the day and the total number of plants we will expect to find is well over 100. From the salty marsh loving plants to the river plants, flowers found around arable fields and some common hedgerow species thrown in for good measure, this workshop will help you identify edible, medicinal and poisonous species in a variety of habitats.
As usual we will be eating some of the plants as we walk around, as well familiarising ourselves with the species to avoid. During the walk expect to see some traditional estuary loving plants such as Sea Beet, Sea Radish and English Scurvy Grass, as we walk inland then we will encounter many other edible plants from the humble Nettle to Wild Pansy, Cow Parsley, Common Cornsalad and Pineappleweed. We will also see many poisonous species, which can be more important to learn than the edibles, knowing what NOT to pick is more important than knowing what to pick so here you will be able to familiarise yourself with species such as Hemlock Water-dropwort, Hemlock, Giant Hogweed and Greater Celandine.
We will be having lunch out in the field, that is if you can take your eyes off finding so many plants! There will be a few foraged drinks to try at lunch and some foraged nibbles to. The walk itself it pretty flat, on well worn paths and tracks and we are usually walking (at a slow pace as we stop and look at plants) from 10-3pm.
Our workshops are limited to just 10 spaces, this way we can ensure that the group can get hands on with all the plants and David can cater the event to your needs, experience and expectations. If you would like more information on this event then please email email@example.com
Things you need to know...
Price - £35pp (£20 Deposit)
Duration - 10am - 3pm
Dates (2017) - Sun 3rd, Sun 10th, Sat 16th, Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd, Sat 30th.
Tour Guide - David Winnard
Location - Dee Estuary on the Wales/Cheshire border. Details on where to meet will be given upon booking.
What to bring - A good pair of walking boots is advisable, a packed lunch and drinks. Clothing to suit the weather of the day. Many people find it helpful to bring a notebook or camera to make notes of all the plants we see.
Payment via Bank Transfer or Cheque
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The Days Targets
• Get hands on with some wonderful edible plants including trying them there and then.
• See some poisonous species up close and learn how to identify them so you know which plants to avoid.
• Encounter a wide range of plants in a small area, including coastal plants, estuary plants, arable species and common hedgerow plants.
• A good chance to see other interesting wildlife along the route.
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