Before there were pharmacies and grocery stores conveniently located in communities, people had to find natural remedies for common ailments and sources of food by using the plants found in nature. Join Rangers Stephanie and Clare as they guide participants on a 2 mile hike to explore the plants used historically for medicinal purposes and also as a food source. The blackberries and black raspberries in the park should be ripe and available for picking. Participants will be allowed to pick their own berries to take home, please bring a container to carry them in!
Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing, including long pants and preferably a shirt with long sleeves, since the blackberry and black raspberry plants do have thorns. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Meet at the Bluebird Barn. Cost $8 per adult (16+ yrs) and $5 per child. Register online.