Interviews for Police Chief begin Tuesday, 3/28. See below.

Yum, Yum, Eat Em Up.

by Mary Curran
June 25, 2013

The Conservation Associates, with Marc Connelly as speaker, hosted a very short walk (less than 100 yards) behind the Village Plaza on Route 16.

The Conservation Associates, with Marc Connelly as speaker, hosted a very short walk (less than 100 yards) behind the Village Plaza on Route 16.  A band of 15 folks gathered for a very informative talk.  Within the short distance, there were 42 different species of plants (one for every two yards).  
 
Marc pointed out many common plants that also had medicinal qualities or were edible.   Among the plants on the trail were: clover (edible - lemony taste), burdock (good for digestion), poison ivy (NOT edible or Medicinal but it is good to know the enemy), sassafras, bastard toad flax (yes that is the name), ragweed vs. goldenrod, chestnut, elm, jewel-weed or touch me not (poison ivy's antithesis).
 
 After an "exhausting" walk through the woods, the group retreated for ice cream (not a plant but very edible) at Dolce Tempo.
 

Marc Connelly sits in a patch of poison ivy but explains that the antidote, jewel weed, often grows nearby (photo courtesy of Bea Hait).
 

 

Posted in Green.

E-mail This Article

Comments (0)

Advertisement

Advertisement

Recent Articles by Mary Curran:

Talk on the Winter Moth and the Gypsy Moth

Have you ever wondered about the swarms of brown moths around your door in the fall or why the leaves on your trees look like Swiss cheese?

Continue ...

Conservation Associates to Host Annual Winter Walk

Continue ...

Nearly Full Moon Walk

Please join Marc Connelly and the Conservation Associates for a moonlit walk on Saturday, February 20th at 6:00 PM. The walk will be held on the Serocki Property, 34 Rogers Rd. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The walk will last about an hour. We hope to be walking in the nearly full moonlight, but in case of inclement weather, the walk will be postponed to the following Saturday. Please call Mary at 429-5929 if you have any questions.

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Conservation Associates Winter Walk This Saturday

Marc Connelly is a fountain of knowledge about all things in nature--and about railroads and the Rail Trail too--so it should be a fun and informative walk.

Continue ...

Invasive Plant Talk

The Holliston Conservation Associates is pleased to host Dr. Jennifer Forman-Orth (PhD.) who will present a short talk on invasive plants.

[Comments:1]

Continue ...

Advertisement

Recent Articles in Green:

8 Arch Bridge Committee Finalizes Construction Plan

by Paul Saulnier

At its March 21, 2017 meeting, the committee completed its plans to stabilize the bridge and make it safe for use as part of the rail trail.

[Comments:4]

Continue ...

Talk on the Winter Moth and the Gypsy Moth

by Mary Curran

Have you ever wondered about the swarms of brown moths around your door in the fall or why the leaves on your trees look like Swiss cheese?

Continue ...

Community Farm to Hold Egg Hunt

by Bobby Blair

Continue ...

Mudville's Charlie Roberts Makes His Debut on Chronicle

by Bobby Blair

The sap is running - well amost - and Charlie Roberts is in high gear tapping trees.

Continue ...

Town Forest Commitee Plans April Walk

by Bobby Blair

[Comments:2]

Continue ...

Advertisement