Anyone can find, prepare, and enjoy wild edibles with proper training and enough time. During this cooking and sampling demonstration Nick Spero will talk about a host of wild edible plants that are available at this time of year. He’ll convey the ease of integrating wild edibles into our diet–both for the fun of foraging and the pleasure of cooking wild edibles for their unique flavors and health benefits. He will select plants to stress the ability to create a meal from wild edibles vs. nibbling along the trail. He will also touch on some look-alikes and some of the responsibilities of wild foraging.


PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It’s beautiful! But we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps ( to alternative over-flow parking.




About our ‘Nature Connections’ Series:

‘Nature Connections’ are free, Sunday afternoon programs with fun, hands on activities and explorations to help nature enthusiasts, families, and children connect with nature.


Thanks to the generous support of businesses and individual donors, we can once again offer these wildly popular programs. To keep ‘Nature Connections’ going, as well as all of our field trips, lectures, and workshops, please consider supporting us with a donation.

Donations are tax deductible: Tax ID 52-1068815, The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charitable organization.

We thank you for your support, and look forward to seeing you at one of our programs!


The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.  Please consider donating or becoming a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland and visit for more information. Thank you for your support!