Submitted by ratratratrat in Green

as the seasons change, bio regions change too. have you noticed any changes in your bioregion?

in mine, there have been a lot of wildflowers popping up, the magnolia trees are blooming, the mulberries are growing, and birds are coming up from down south for the great migration. the orioles and tanagers are popping up in the garden, and the hummingbirds are flittering around. ate a yummy blackberry today from a bush. also saw a dead warbler yesterday which was sad, the migration is hard for all of the birds, especially with climate change.



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Majrelende wrote

Lucky that you have mulberries! I will be starting some from seed soon.

Right now the maple trees are all leafing out, turning the hills green; seeds in the garden are growing, spring wildflowers blooming. No edible mushrooms yet, but the morels will be here soon. Unfortunately, the following years may be their last years in the region, at least for the native kind of morel. They have a very specific habitat here which due to invasive species and horrible profit mindsets are disappearing very quickly, and will continue to do so should the trend continue.

There are a few important wild vegetables already harvestable, and more to come. All the buds are swelling, and rose family trees are starting to blossom.


ratratratrat OP wrote (edited )

i wish there were more edible mushrooms in my area, i am trying to get more foraging knowledge but since i can’t/won’t drive and live in the city it’s hard to get the experience. tried some nasturtium leaves since they are apparently edible and they taste nasty! there is a spicy aftertaste which seems like it could be interesting. maybe cooking it would remove the nasty flavor.

the flowers apparently taste better so i will go out into the garden and try. they also grow wild a lot where i live.


Majrelende wrote (edited )

Yes--and mushrooms gather up more pollution too, so it might be hard to find good ones. I have heard of stropharia being common in wood chips though; that shouldn't be bad. Nasturtium flowers are spicy too but I don't dislike them. That said I wouldn't go out of my way for them.

I also deal with overly strong flavours by turning whatever offensive vegetable into a pesto with many other wild herbs and vegetables, plus sunflower seeds (no pine nuts here!) It is still spicy, but in a good way.