Edible & Medicinal Plants | Guided Nature Program

Edible & Medicinal Plants


Many years ago, all people were naturalists by necessity. Their survival depended on an intimate and comprehensive knowledge of the plants and animals around them. Edibility, abundance, medicinal uses, and seasonal availability were critical pieces of information. Participants of this program will have the opportunity to learn about and sample wild edible & medicinal plants in the Bogus Basin area. Topics include botany basics, ecology of plant communities, plant families, and the ethics of collecting wild foods and medicines. This program is only one of the many guided nature programs offered this summer.

When & Where

This program will meet at the Frontier Point Lodge at the above-stated time and will cover 1.5 miles or less at a very casual pace. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes. Water and sunscreen are highly recommended.

June 5 @ 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Free Ages 16+

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Themed Nature Programs, please send an email to dirk@bogusbasin.org indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group. Requests received less than 24 hours before the outing may not receive a response.

Meet Your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Snowshoe Program series. With over three decades of experience working for state and federal agencies, Ray knows a thing or two about the outdoors (he has literally authored guidebooks about the flora at Bogus Basin!). On select Wednesday evenings & Saturday mornings, Ray will cover a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s edible and medicinal plants or pollinators and their adaptations, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.