Monthly Archives: October 2012


Folks who would like a taste of some wild food ought to get out and hunt persimmons this time of year.  They are abundant in our area and easy to find in fencerows and woodland edges.   There are many … Continue reading

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Witch Hazel

Maybe you aren’t familiar with the plant, but you may have noticed Witch Hazel as an ingredient found in after-shave lotion, skin ointments, eyewash, or hemorrhoid medication.  Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a small tree common in our forests.  It’s … Continue reading

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Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica), also called tupelo gum and sour gum, can be found in almost any woodland in our area.  It grows on a wide range of conditions, from wet areas to dry ridge tops. Probably the easiest feature to … Continue reading

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