Category: Thoughts and Musings

The Wildbiome Project

To read the headline results of the project click here. More about the project here Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you eat wild foods?… Read More

How do dock leaves work?

By Sten Porse - Own photo, taken in Jutland., CC BY-SA 3.0,

I’ve already written extensively about the right way to use dock and how powerfully it works. The trick being to use the gel found inside the young, furled leaf sheath… Read More

Now is the Time for Action

Now is the Time for Action. You. yes, you! What you do to the Earth, you do to yourself. Our only chance of survival is through restoring vital connection between people and planet. This starts with you.

Restoring Wild Connection podcast

Enjoy a podcast? Miles Irving of Forager Ltd chats with me on restoring vital connection, rewilding, wild philosophy, gut flora, health and a love of plants. Click here to listen… Read More

Ansel Adams – A Nature Loving Pioneer

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Ansel Adams Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was one of America’s most famous… Read More

Dòigh Nàdair ~ The Way of Nature

‘Shinrin yoku’ is a Japanese expression that literally means ‘forest bathing’. It was first coined in the 1980s to describe the practice of guided forest meditation. Recently, the Telegraph, writing… Read More

Do Plants Talk? It’s Called Biosemiosis

Can plants talk? This century we’re learning that bacteria can talk and count – it’s called quorum sensing – and they know when there are enough of them to mount… Read More

Why foraging? A trend or an ancient connection to nature…

foraging in Scotland

Foraging reconnects people with nature in a really positive way. Once you can identify plants, appreciate their culinary and medicinal values, recognise them as old friends and discover the wondrous… Read More

Laughing Gym aka Gymnopilus junionius

I originally thought that this was a Pholiota and the old specifies names for Gymnopilus junionius was indeed Pholiota spectabilis and it’s certainly pretty spectacular. Some subspecies contain psilocybin are… Read More

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) is common on fallen or dying hardwood trees and is delicious (above). Branched Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus cornucopioides) smelled wonderful but didn’t pick them this time (below).

Edible Seeds & Wild Spice Conversion Chart

One thing that often gets overlooked when foraging is the area of edible seeds which can be used to replace spices or even, in some cases, add a whole new… Read More