Wild Foods

Naturalist, writer and artist Tiffany Francis examines why we should still go foraging in the 21st century.
toadstool or mushroom artwork
Autumn is when a variety of mushrooms are on show in British woodlands. Use our ID guide to try and spot these 12. 
Sloes
The fruit of blackthorn bushes are a classic flavouring for gin. Follow our recipe to make your own spirit. 
Foraging trug
Find out how to prepare and cook 12 common edible wild foods. 
Your wild challenge: edible wild foods
Get out this month to hone your edible wild food spotting skills. You can find even more ways to improve your naturalist skills in the October issue of BBC Wildlife. 
Bittercress illustration by Felicity Rose Cole.
Forager Miles Irving tells you all you need to know about bittercress. 
Sea beet illustration by Felicity Rose Cole.
Forager Miles Irving tells you all you need to know about sea beet. 
Common mallow illustration by Felicity Rose Cole.
Forager Miles Irving tells you all you need to know about common mallow. 
Bilberry illustration by Felicity Rose Cole.
Forager Miles Irving tells you all you need to know about bilberries. 
Sea arrowgrass illustration.
Forager Miles Irving tells you all you need to know about sea arrowgrass. 
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