True Berry Hunt
By
Darren Barnes

We have done a lot of activities during our time at the friends of alewife reservation. A specific activity we did was a berry walk through the reservation with Russ Cohen. During the walk we went around the reservation to see what types of creatures, berries, and plants. We also saw various types of insect. A main delectable that our group enjoyed was the black berries. A number of plants have different types of smells, taste, and sizes. One specific thing that I have learned about the edible plant walk is that certain plants names jewelweed can cure posing ivy and also other insect bites. Another thing that I have learned about the edible plant walk is that a certain way to identify posing ivy is that it has three leafs that are shinny and sometimes red. The reason why the edible plant walk is important for us to learn is if we are lost, or we go on a trip into the forest, then we can identify different types of plants that are edible, and that are not good for you, and also poisonous if touched. A final way the edible plant walk is important is because Russ Cohen showed us the plants that are not good for the forest, and how some plants are not helping the environment.

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