Foraging


All about dandelions

A post from Nicola. All about dandelions There are more than 30 different species of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) around the world.  The dandelion grows in lawns, fields, meadows and roadside verges, in fact it can pop up almost anywhere.  It is a member of the Asteraceae family (daisy family).  It is a dicotyledon, which means […]

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Natural tinders for bushcraft

This is the fifth in a series of videos on the topic of natural tinders for bushcraft after previously covering inner barks, outer barks, fungus and downey flower heads. But of course there’s always things that don’t fit into any catergory, so this video is about some of the other natural tinders that we can […]


Fungus as a tinder

In this video I talk about using fungus as a tinder and include King Alfred’s cakes, birch polypore, hoof fungus and chaga. When ignited they create an ember and not a flame, so you might want to take a refresher at my post on tinder bundles. Here’s the video, leave any thoughts you might have […]

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Quince jam

Quince is a non-native tree in the rose family.  It’s related to apples and pears, in fact the fruits look a bit like an oversized pear.  It’s often grown for it’s attractive pink blossom but the fruits are not to be overlooked. Here’s a simple recipe for quince jam, a wonderful accompaniment to cheeses and […]

quince jam

what are fairy rings

What are fairy rings

On a recent 2 Day Fruits & Fungus Foraging course we were asked ‘What are fairy rings?’.  This is a great question and one with a fascinating answer.  It’s all to do with the way that some species of mushrooms grow and reproduce.  In the fields near to our ancient woodland camp, it tends to […]