Monday, June 14, 2010
Four Deer A Munching
Early this morning I came upon four deer happily munching grass. After they saw me, the moved away from the trail and began munching this tree.
I tasted the leaf and found it bitter, with a fuzziness not totally agreeable. Many plants loose this hairiness when cooked, or dried to make a tea. I found nettles to be like that.
I am searching for a good online identification site for edible leaves. Please e-mail me if you have one to recommend. Survival guides suggest a simple taste a couple days in a row and wait and see approach. If nothing adverse happens, you can eat more. I like to watch what other mammals are eating too.
Early mornings are good for viewing wildlife. There's less distractions and noises. I try to be as quiet as possible, and give myself plenty of time to enjoy watching the animals feeding.