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Life Outdoors – May 2022


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New article details spring foraging opportunities

The outdoors fits into everyone’s life in unique and personal ways, and we here at WDFW want to foster connections with and appreciation of nature and all forms of outdoor recreation through our Life Outdoors resources.

So we’re posting informative blogs each month on a variety of topics to help you and your loved ones find new and exciting ways to get out there.

This month’s article focuses on spring foraging opportunities at your doorstep and in the wilderness.

Gather the good stuff

With spring marching on, we want to introduce some wild foods foraging opportunities that might be in your backyard or just a bit beyond. Whether you are out fishing, hunting, or just taking a hike, there are a number of wild edibles that present themselves in the woods and even your own neighborhood that can be brought into the kitchen.

Read our blog for a starting point in working with some of the more common edibles so that you can introduce them to your dinner table. You’ll find photos, culinary uses, safety tips, and more. We cover just a portion of what’s out there, but it’s a great start on the path toward harvesting the abundance of wild food around you:

Get to know wild edibles

True morels can be a rare treat to discover, and you’ll know them in part by their distinctive honeycombed caps. (Michael Foster/WDFW)

For more blog posts, the Weekender Report of monthly recreational opportunities in your area, links to state and federal lands to explore, and how to share photos of your adventures with us to win prizes in our Life Outdoors photo contest, visit the Life Outdoors webpage:

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We hope to see you in the field enjoying the Life Outdoors!

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