I spent a few hours yesterday with my friend Donal who is a member of the Irish bushcraft Club.
Among other things he is just back from a year in canada exploring the boreal forest so he had lots of good stories to share.
We went to a large woodland on the border and discovered a significant amount of edible wild plants like Pennywort, hairy bitter cress and sorrel among others as we walked.
We then started to see increasing fallow deer sign and were able to follow a large herd for a considerable distance through a beautiful Douglas fir wood. The deer had been nibbling at Bilberry tips and also eating the inner bark of the Firs.
Unfortunately we didn't see them this time.
We then practised some fire lighting skills taking the time to experiment with different tinders and methods.
We also went foraging for wood wasp grubs which are a great source of protein.
Check out this video of me finding and eating one!
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