June 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welty Environmental Center
1201 Big Hill Court
$10/members, $13/non-members
Aaron Wilson
Wild Edible and Poisonous Plants 6.17.23 @ Welty Environmental Center

Wild Edible and Poisonous Plants 6.17.23

There are many reasons why people might have an interest in learning more about wild edible plants: an interest in natural/organic foods, as an outdoor hobby, to save money, and for those with an interest in developing survival skills.

In this outdoor program, naturalist Dave Bendlin will lead participants in a hike around Big Hill Park to observe and identify a variety of common wild edible plants. He will also point out some common poisonous plants that should be avoided and offer some guidelines for collecting and preparing wild edible plants. Participants will have the opportunity to sample some wild edibles if they would like to try them.

While supplies last, half-pint jars of  Box Elder Tree syrup will be available for purchase. Cash only. $7.00 per half-pint.

Note: This is an active program that will require walking on various terrains throughout Big Hill Park. 

Dave Bendlin is a retired biology and environmental studies teacher from Milton. In his new career as a volunteer naturalist, he leads nature hikes for the Rock County Conservationists, the Janesville, Beloit and county parks and helps with environmental education programs for schools and nature centers throughout Rock county. He especially enjoys helping people develop an interest in benefiting wildlife through gardening and landscaping with native plants.

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