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Foraging New England: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants from Maine to Connecticut (Falcon Guide) Paperback – May 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Series: Falcon Guide
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: FalconGuides; 1st edition (May 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762709545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762709540
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New England's diverse geography overflows with edible plant and animal species. Through the seasons, this forager's paradise offers a continually changing list of wild, harvestable treasures. From Beach Peas to Serviceberries, Lamb's-Quarters to Lady's Thumb, Hen of the Woods to Mugworts, Foraging New England guides you to the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the Northeast.Organized by environmental zone, this valuable reference guide will help you identify and appreciate the wild bounty of New England. Inside you'll find: detailed descriptions of edible plants and animals; tips on finding, preparing, and using foraged foods; a glossary of botanical terms; eighty-seven color photos.Use Foraging New England as a field guide or as a delightful armchair read. No matter what you're looking for, be it the curative Heal-All or tasty Purslane, this guide will enhance your next backpacking trip or easy stroll around the garden, and may just provide some new favorites for your dinner table.

About the Author

The versatile Tom Seymour is a professional natuarlist and writer best known for his award-winning newpaper columns and magazine articles abou the outdoor life. His videos and workshops have taught New Englanders about the joys of foraging for more than a decade. A native of Waldo, Maine and expert angler, Tom is also a master of the bagpipes. His previous Falcon books include Fishing Maine and Hiking Maine.

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It's extremely common all over the place and easy to identify.
Adam Flanders
It's great to read, and I love taking it with me out in the woods and several other places and looking for wild edible and medicinal plants.
Lita Xú Líng Kelley
This book is highly recommended to readers with an interest in ecology and the world of nature.
"mtkdn"

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By "mtkdn" on May 16, 2002
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Tom Seymour, acclaimed as a naturalist from the State of Maine, has written a fascinating survey of nature's bounty. This book is highly recommended to readers with an interest in ecology and the world of nature. The author supplies much hard to find information concerning nature's many hidden treasures: edible plants, medicinal plants, and the like. The book features superb color plates, cross-referencing, and a writing style that says "keep reading...."
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Joanne Patruno on June 20, 2010
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Tom Seymour has created a book perfect for the novice New England forager and budding naturalist. I got tired of pulling weeds from my yard and garden and wondered if they actually served a purpose. Shortly after purchasing this book I was enjoying garden 'weeds' at the table with my family. So many of them really are better tasting (and more nutritious) than commercially cultivated plants that we're offered in the produce aisle at the market. Tom's progression from the edible to the beneficial properties of the plants he discusses led me to harvesting and storing many plants for future use. I now have a farmer's market business selling herbal teas and body products made from native plants and medicinal herbs. Thanks, Tom, for awakening the naturalist within me!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Pearson on April 28, 2010
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This book is very well written and has information that is relevant to my interests. The pictures are well done and really aid in identification of the plants. I feel confident in my abilities to id the plants in the book based on the info provided therein. He includes lookalike plants and how to distinguish the real thing from them.

Wicked good!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jillian K. Mcgrath on June 5, 2009
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Really love this book! Specific to the area, making it easier to learn about plants in New England instead of flipping through pages and pages of plants that are not found in my region. Definitely recommended. It arrived quickly!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam Flanders on April 8, 2012
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My little sister and her friends and I have been foraging Belfast, Maine and this guide has been great so far, even though it's only early Spring. I never realized how many potential plant (and some animal) varieties are available as food, herbs, medicine, and tea. I have my Bachelor's degree in Biology with a focus on plant genomics and botany, but none of my courses or textbooks discussed which plants could be used as food, medicine, etc. This early in the season there are not many plants available, but we did find a lot of primrose, which is fairly easy to identify and bears a large white root, as discussed in the book. Right now is the only time it's available in its current form with an edible root that can be boiled.

The descriptions and photographs are very useful and I'm sure I'll use this all Spring thru Fall, but I would have liked to have seen the following items included in the book:

-Labrador Tea is available in the Orono Bog and has some mild narcotic properties, but it makes a nice tea. There are a LOT of species unique to the bog, but I can excuse this omission since they are often only found in that one location and so it's very specific.

-Wild carrot should have been included. It's extremely common all over the place and easy to identify. The carrots are tastier than store-bought carrots because they are sweeter and fleshier, in my opinion. I understand there's some concern about Daucus carota being confused with hemlock, which is extremely toxic, but in my experience they are very different and it's easy to distinguish them based on several factors, like that wild carrot smells like carrot and has a floret (a reddish brown center with carrot) and stem (very fuzzy in carrot) that is distinct from hemlock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne on December 7, 2013
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I purchased two copies, one for me and one for my sisters family. We lie in Maine so the identified plants in here apply to our ecology. We use this book all the time. My 8 year old nephew found every item in here. We ate lots of the things we found. It provided good family fun for an entire summer. I would recommend this to any gardener, hiker, kayaker, outdoors man, camper.
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Really fun book! I now see plants to forage all over. The descriptions about vegetation are clear and it tells you about plants that look similar.
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