Monday, April 24, 2017

Frick Park Earth Day Walks Were Awesome!

Frick Park Earth Day 2010 with Zany Umbrella Circus
This past weekend was the annual Earth Day celebration at Frick Park! This year the celebration moved back to the Environmental Center area of the park. We had a great weekend and two great walks which were full to (beyond!) capacity. Thanks everyone who came. Here's a recap the great edibles we found and discussed.

  • Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

  • Redbud Tree (Flowers edible), Cercis occidentalis
  • Burdock, Arctium species

  • Curly/Yellow Dock, Rumex crispus
  • Broadleaf Dock, Rumex obtusifolius
  • Chickweed, Stellaria media
  • Cleavers, Galium aparine
  • Violet, Viola

  • Deadnettles, Lamium purpurea

  • Creeping Charlie/Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederacea
  • Plantain, Plantago major
  • Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata

  • Onion Grass/Wild Chives

In celebration of Earth Day moving back to the Environmental Center, here are some pictures from past Earth Days:

Earth Day 2010:

Earth Day 2011:

Hope you had a great Earth Day!!

Happy Foraging,


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