Foraging can be a frustrating business and dangerous too if you cannot safely locate and identify the wild foods that you are hoping to eat. One thing that can minimise both the frustration and the chances of you being poisoned to death is a wild food or foragers calendar.
Knowing the time of year when species are present, when they are in fruit or flower, can be a great aid to finding and identifying the correct species. This is especially important with fungi. Each month I will be looking at the variety of foods available to forage in the UK. To access each month click on the relevant image below. The first month is October and the rest will follow as we move through the year…. So happy October foraging….