Naturalists’ Corner: Scientific and Common Names by David Lovejoy

Newsletter: Spring 2024

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April Meeting

Edible Wild Plants of the Northeast

Presented by John Root

John Root’s presentation will offer a comprehensive introduction to the identification and uses of wild plants as food and drink. John will discuss distinguishing characteristics, seasons of availability, habitats, methods of preparation, and nutritional and medicinal value of our region’s most common and appealing wild plants. He will welcome questions and comments during the presentation and will distribute illustrated pamphlets with plant descriptions, guidelines for responsible, safe foraging, and a bibliography for further study.
About the speaker: A naturalist, landscaper and educator, John Root has presented gardening and nature interpretation programs throughout New England since 2006. His expertise on botanicals includes both identifying wild edibles and establishing pollinator gardens and wildlife-friendly landscapes. To read about John’s work, visit johnroot.net.

Wednesday, April 17, starting at 7 p.m.

Tolman Auditorium, Springfield Science Museum