Wild Arkansas

May 3, 2011

Filed under: foraging, organic greens, trails — Tags: , , — WildArkansas @ 5:31 pm

For locals ready to get out and gather, our wait is finally over.

Spring is here. Right?  After this last bout of bad weather I’m hesitant to say we can “Spring” into action once again. But I’m ready to make a go of it.

I’m currently in Siloam Springs (awaiting the asparagus) and have started walking along the Dogwood Springs Trail again. All kinds of green beings are poking their heads out.

This morning’s observations:

Poke greens, curly dock, sheep sorrel, wild carrot, lambsquarters, dandelion, chick weed, chicory (greens), lady fingers…

I know there’s more to come soon. Someone mentioned wild plums this morning (which I’ve never collected) so I’m on the lookout.

An added note: I’m not currently having the regular walks, but if you happen to be coming by Siloam in the coming weeks, shoot me an email and if there’s time we can take a stroll around the area.

Safe foraging.


July 26, 2010

Biking Siloam Springs

Filed under: trails — Tags: , — WildArkansas @ 1:13 am

Just a brief photo tour of the area.

Along N. College

The English Tea Room

Near the library

one of many pedestrian bridges

Another pedestrian path - East of JBU

Along the creek

July 10, 2010

Filed under: Edible plants, foraging, herbs, trails — Tags: , , , , , , — WildArkansas @ 1:48 am

Along a one-mile stretch on JBU trail (NW) we found:

Acacia, black walnut, chicory, wild grape, pokeweed, sour dock, broad-leaved dock, lambs quarters.

Sourdock has gone to seed, but the broad-leaved variety is ready to pick.

Chicory is ready for anyone wanting flowers. Lambs quarters should be available throughout the season.

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