Wild edibles offer a variety of health benefits and add unique flavors and textures to your meals. Join Nick Spero for a walk to learn about wild edibles available in the early fall. He’ll show you the plants you can pick and nibble along the way, as well as those that you need to bring home to prepare for a meal. You will also learn how to forage in a safe and sustainable manner.

Pawpaw, also known as the American Custard Apple, or Indiana Banana, should be peaking around this date! This delicious fruit was widely eaten and enjoyed by Native Americans back in the day. Currently, pawpaw trees can be found growing wild in the U.S. as a shade-loving, understory tree and Nick will instruct you on their identification.

Spaces are Limited.

$15 – NHSM Members
$25 – Non-Members

Difficulty: Easy to moderate (low intensity hiking).

What to wear/bring: Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.

About Nick: Nick Spero loves to hunt and fish, and primitive technology has piqued his interest since he was a child. You can view a video produced by NPR about Nick here.