Beech – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) is a woodland native belonging to the same family as oak and chestnut. The fruits, called beech nuts, are the most popular edible part of the plant. The astringent properties of the bark were used in folk medicine. Common Name Beech Scientific Name Fagus sylvatica Family Fagaceae Botanical Description Beech trees have … Read more

This Common Tree Reveals A Delicious Winter Secret

It’s been a chilly old Winter this year, and I trust you have had lovely festivities over the past couple of weeks. Winter is an exciting time for me as a forager. While others bemoan the decline in wild edible plants, I on the other hand get all excited wondering what I can find and … Read more