Some flowers from this Spring.

Learning survival means you are out in the woods looking for various flora that can be used. Just because you looking for potential food stores, it doesn’t mean you don’t stop and “smell the roses”, so to speak. It’s been a beautiful Spring in the woods so far. Hope you enjoy these photos I took looking for vittles.

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Bloodroot

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Jan snared a tree dog.

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Spring backwaters

Trillium

Trillium

Large-Flowered Bellwort

Large-Flowered Bellwort

Yellow Violet

Yellow Violet

Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone

Jack-in the-Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit

Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry

False Rue Anemone

False Rue Anemone

Spring Beauties

Spring Beauties

Wild Pansy

Field Pansy

Trout Lillies

Trout Lily

Rouge River

Rouge River

Spring Beauties cover the forest floor.

Spring Beauties carpet the forest floor

Shadows creep across Spring Beauties.

Shadows cast on Spring Beauties

Trout Lilly rises above Spring Beauties

Trout Lily

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

These flowers are not only beautiful, but the following are edible. (Keep in mind, it is illegal in Michigan to harvest wild flowers on state land.)

Edible: Trillium, Yellow Violet, Large-Flowered Bellwort, Spring Beauties, Wild Strawberry, Trout Lily, Pansy and Marsh Marigold (boiled several times).

Non-edible: Bloodroot, Jack- in the- Pulpit and Anemone.

Don’t ever forget that eating the wrong plant can spell disaster. Always know what plant you have and that you are using it 100% correctly.

About Nature's Access

I am a Grandfather of six and father of three. I have been married for 32 years. I am a veteran of the Army with eight years of service and one combat tour. I have a bachelors degree in History and Military Science. I love the outdoors. I am a proud Christian. I have many interest and love to research anything that I lack knowledge in. Wild edibles/herbal medicines and survival are passions of mine and I love sharing what I know.
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