Anderson Lake Ethnobotanical Hike

On May 17, 2017, Jeanmarie Morell led a hike for the Natural History Society, at Anderson Lake State Park.

It was an easy three-mile ramble around the lake. We checked out the flora and ethnobotanical uses of plants, by examining cedar trees for signs of bark harvest (from before the land was a park); noting the formation of tiny fruits on edible berry shrubs; discussing how we use local native plants; tasting licorice fern; and much more.

Participation was not limited, and carpools were arranged. We suggested wearing light hiking boots and dressing in layers for changing weather, and bringing field guides, binoculars, and plenty of food and water.

Eileen at JLTnatural@saveland.org was the contact for carpool and other information.