Meeting at: Basin Lake Trailhead near Red Lodge, Montana
*kids under 10 free
In this class, you'll learn about local medicinal, edible, and fungal plants - many can be found in your backyard and some are considered weeds. We will walk in the forest starting at the Basin Lake
Trailhead near Red Lodge and identify and talk about the culinary and medicinal uses of various
plants. Many plants we’ve been seeing all summer are starting to have ripe berries! This time of the
season could provide some tasty mushrooms to identify as well. The walk is around 2 hours, very
slow with lots of stops to talk about the plants. We'll focus on native plants, as well as how to
ethically collect plants in the wild. If the group would prefer, we will focus more deeply on a few
plants, rather than talking briefly about many plants.
Many people enjoy spending time in nature. But did you know that time among the trees is
therapeutic? Being in the forest is a practice that can benefit your mind and your body. It can help
you relax and refuel — and give you a break from the devices, worries, and stress that can dominate
your daily life. So come for a walk and learn about the wonderful plants so close to home.
Take the time to breathe deeply and turn your focus inward. Leave your screens, your deadlines,
and your worries behind. It’s worth it.
The walk will occur rain or shine, so check the weather and make sure you either have sun or rain
protection and will stay warm.
*Walking distance will be less than two miles total.