In late spring, the Southern Appalachians are in transition.
The weather warms, spring ephemerals fade, and a new display of wildflowers awaits us. The fragrance of wild rose and honeysuckle intoxicates while the elusive pink lady slipper and spectacular flame azaleas bloom deep in the shade of the forest floor.
A sharp eye finds many clues about what we will discover later in the summer and fall. Wild blackberry bushes, now covered in delicate flowers, will yield a bumper crop of delicious blackberries before long. And traces of last year’s chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms tell us where we hope to harvest this delightful wild food in the fall.
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 email@example.com 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.).