Wild Plants Backpackers Should Know

Why learn about wild plants just to go backpacking? Of course it is interesting for some of us, but beyond that, a little knowledge of plants can save your life. This isn’t just about the edible ones. Food is actually a low priority in most wilderness emergencies. However, there are many other important uses for the plants out there. Useful Wild Plants Cattails: The cattail is one of the most useful wild plants in the wilderness. Swampy or wet areas throughout the northern hemisphere have cattail plants, and once you identified them, you’ll never forget them. While they have five edible parts, cattails are much more than food plants. Their long flat leaves have been used for centuries to make …

Wild Birds– What do they prefer at their feeding station?

Each and every wild bird has their own favorite meals, but the popular sunflower seeds are known to be the favorite among seed-eater birds. This is important information for bird enthusiasts who may want to attract a variety of wild birds to their backyard feeders. This information also explains why sunflower seed is the major ingredient in wild bird seed mixes. There is a wide variety of wild bird seed mixes to choose from for bird feeding, but most mixes are not a favorite among wild birds. There are three main tips for purchasing wild bird seed. The first tip would be to check the label. Smart shoppers usually check the label when they buying food for their families these …