It’s chanterelle mushroom season in Northeast Georgia. Let’s see what we can find on the trails!
Foraging in summer is a prime time to hone your botanical identification skills, as many plants and fungi bloom and fruit. You can tell a lot about a plant by its inflorescence (flower) and fruit, and knowing how to do this might even help you distinguish a toxic plant from a non-toxic one – an essential skill for every forager to learn!
On this walk, we will likely encounter Solomon’s seal with its dangling purple berries and delicate Queen Anne’s lace in bloom. If lucky, we may glimpse the elusive ghost pipe, a potent natural analgesic.
On this walk, you’ll experience the peak of the growing season and learn to use local early summer plants as food and medicine.
About Our Plant Walks
We’ll meet at a central location near Downtown Clayton, GA, and carpool to a private trail or local farm. We carefully scout out the most biodiverse locations the week of the walks to ensure the best experience.
All walks include a handmade wild foods snack. Please also plan to bring a bagged lunch on the trail. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us about any dietary restrictions in advance, and we will be happy to accommodate.
Please wear clothes suitable for hiking that you don’t mind getting a little dirty, long pants and closed-toe shoes (no sandals). Bring a picnic lunch, water, snacks, or anything else to be comfortable walking around for a few hours (walking stick, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, raincoat, etc.).