WILD FORAGING

We are more than happy to help you find the plants you need to give your little ones free, fresh, wild, natural forage.
Below you will find tips, links, and more to 
help you forage safely for your Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, or other Small Animal.


BEFORE WE BEGIN
Foraging, The Rules, Best Practice and Basics


 

LOOK BEFORE YOU TOUCH

Never touch wild plant unless you are 100% sure of its identification.

This should be obvious but it's worth repeating.

There are dozens of great books to help you identify plants.

Be Aware that apps can be unreliable so don't only rely on them.

Touch or feed the wrong thing and you could make your self or your pet very ill.

Use a Blade

Use a knife, a pair of scissors or secateurs

This makes a clean cut and the plant expends less energy healing the wound.

Do not take more than you need.

It's there for everyone including the local wildlife.

Do not pick the roots.

It will kill the plant and there will be none for the years to come.

I actually extend this and say make sure you leave

some leaves so the plant can at least feed itself.

Do not pick endangered species.

Duh!

Never pick in places subjected to pollution.

Dog wee and car pollution are the most common but do take a look around

to make sure you are happy there is little or no pollution.

Even in cities places that are relatively free of pollution are easy enough to find.

Do not trespass to forage for wild food.

After all, you wouldn't take kindly to someone picking

your roses without asking permission first!

Keep Learning!

It's important to keep learning about the plants around you. This is how you get experience and become good at foraging. Books and advice from experienced foragers is invaluable!

Move the pictures around however you like & double click for information about the plants you see.

Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) -  FORAGE ME
Red & White Clover (Trifolium) -  FORAGE ME
Chickweed (Stellaria media) -  FORAGE ME
Sow Thistle (Sonchus) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum) - GROW ME
Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) - FORAGE ME
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) - FORAGE ME
Sunflower (Helianthus) - GROW ME
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) FORAGE ME
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) FORAGE ME
Fuchsia ( Circaea Fuchsia) GROW OR FORAGE
Marigold (Calendula) - GROW ME
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) FORAGE OR GROW ME
Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla  -  FORAGE ME
Willow (from the genus Salix) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) - FORAGE ME
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) - FORAGE ME
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Nettle (Urtica dioica) - FORAGE ME - (or grow me if you really want!)
Mulberry (Morus alba) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Hazel (Corylus) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Hawthorn or May Tree (Crataegus) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) - FORAGE ME
Cleavers (Galium aparine) - FORAGE ME
Birch (Betula) - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Reading Up
Raspberry (subgenus Idaeobatus_ - FORAGE ME OR GROW ME
Bramble (Rubus fruticosus) - FORAGE ME
Rose (rosa) - GROW ME
Dog Rose - Rosa Canina - Forage Me
Apple Leaves and Sticks