Sunday, May 4, 2014

Memorial Day plant walk - Central Park


Central Park Memorial Day Ramble
26 May, 11am - 1pm

On the opposite corner from the well-known and very formal Conservatory Garden, the North Woods are Central Park's less-known wild and hilly northwest. In late May this wooded wilderness will be hopping with birds and whistling with chipmunks. It will also be bursting with wild edible plants.

Wild cherry

Come for a two hour stroll and learn to spot and identify wild edibles such as invasive but delicious Japanese knotweed, fragrant mugwort, field garlic, indigenous but weedy pokeweed (learn how to cook it), dangerous dogbane and Northeastern natives like May apples, wild black cherries and serviceberries.

Afterwards, stroll north into Harlem and enjoy brunch at The Cecil.


We meet at 11am on SW Corner of Lenox Avenue and Central Park North, at the entrance to the park opposite the 2/3 subways stop at Central Park North/110th Street.


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