Plants


The Whispering Wood 1

Another awesome article by Jules Bristow; this one was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal in 2016. While there is much debate over the precise meaning of the term bushcraft and its overlap with the term survival, to my mind bushcraft is the set of skills necessary to live comfortably and enjoyably in the wild […]

the whispering woods

foraging | Kent | London | south east

Lords & Ladies – Arum maculatum

Lords & Ladies (Arum maculatum) is a plant commonly found in British woodlands and often along verges and hedgerows close to woodlands, particularly in shady spots.  It can be found across Europe.  It’s a plant that’s worth becoming familiar with as it’s poisonous and in fact is one of the commonest reasons for people going […]


Edible fruits and berries (and some poisonous ones too) 3

We’re at the end of August now, a fantastic time to forage for the many edible fruits and berries that nature provides us.  What’s the difference between fruits and berries I hear you say?  Botanically speaking, fruits are the seed bearing structure of flowering plants; berries are a type of fruit, ones where the fruit […]

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Making things with hawthorn berries, haws

Haw-sin Sauce 1

Nicola has been at it again and made another great preserve from the versatile hawthorn – a delicious haw-sin sauce.  We’ve had it in the past with pan-fried pigeon breast and it was absolutely wonderful.  We’ll be having that particular combination on our autumn foraging course coming up shortly.  This latest batch was served with steak, […]