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How to Get I.D. Help from Michigan Flora

The first step to getting help is to Join Michigan Flora. Sounds easy enough. It is. Michigan Flora is a new Facebook page that focuses on plants and mushrooms in the Michigan area, but keep in mind, most of the … Continue reading

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Basic Plant Family Identification

There are thousands of plant species that are a part of hundreds of plant Family’s. The important thing, for folks who want to begin learning about useful plants in the wild, to understand is that plant Family’s have very specific … Continue reading

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Understanding Scientific Names…for beginners.

Lets begin by making sure it is understood that to enjoy Nature and make use of her bounty, it is not crucial to know Scientific Names. I for instance have been hunting game in Michigan since I was a young … Continue reading

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Take a Kid out into Nature

How many hours in a day does a kid spend in front of some sort of screen. I-Pads, TV, Lap Tops, Cell Phones, X-Box and the list goes on. How much fun are they really having? What are they learning? … Continue reading

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Shoots

The issue with harvesting young shoots for food or medicine is that mistakes are more likely than when identifying mature plants in bloom. Both of these plants have long fuzzy leaves and are similar in appearance. Especially from above looking … Continue reading

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Poison Hemlock

Conium maculatum-Is a HIGHLY POISONOUS herbaceous plant in the carrot family. This is a plant that makes foraging for members of the carrot family extremely dangerous for beginners. By poisonous, I mean drop you dead poison. One mouth full will … Continue reading

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Michigan Flora Facebook Group

If you are looking for a place to show off, get an identification or information about a plant or mushroom, join Michigan Flora. You don’t have to live in Michigan to join. Most of the plants found in Michigan can typically … Continue reading

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Being a Safe Forager

OK Michigan. Enough is enough and get nice already! Well, it is crappy and so far this Spring has been nothing to brag about. I’m sure it is lovely somewhere but here on April 14, 2018, it is about 35 … Continue reading

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YouTube Videos Caution!

YouTube is huge. It’s also pretty cool and I watch YouTube videos everyday. But there is something that has been getting my goat lately. I posted a while back about a video that boasted 36 wild edible and medicinal plants … Continue reading

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Winter Survival

In light of the record cold temperatures, and my laziness, I am reposting information that I previously published. You can read more survival tips on the Surviving Nature page. You can find credits and resources for this info on that … Continue reading

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