Monthly Archives: May 2012


Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

The eye cannot resist following the trail of these iridescent blue and black butterflies.

Read More

Rosa Multiflora (multi-flower wild rose)

Rosa multiflora is a wild rose species with small, multiple blooms. This wild rose species has an intoxicating fragrance… I always move in close to drink in the heady perfume. Have you stopped to smell the roses today?

Read More

How To Identify Wild Rose

The cultivated wild rose pictured here is a favorite of gardeners in Illinois, and is often used as a low maintenance ornamental plant. The blooms are about 3″ across with showy, bright petals, and the typical wild rose leaf pattern.

Read More

10 Foraging Tips for Wild Plants

Learning how to forage for wild plants is a deeply satisfying experience, but it can also be very dangerous if you’re hasty or unsure of what you’re doing. Always use multiple sources and know the plant deeply before you do any tasting or touching. Learn with an experienced guide, but if you insist on going it alone be sure to read these 10 tips for safety and success.

Read More