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    Default my foraging diary

    I got obsessed with foraging for the buns late autumn last year after coming on RU and really felt like id missed out on spring and summer. from the first time i gave the buns freshly picked wild food and seen how they love it i was hooked. For me even though i now have 8 buns and foraging does save me loads of money, the main reason for it is the reaction from the buns. Totally different than when i give them shop bought veg and herbs. Last year i only picked brambles, dandelion and plantain because thats all i was confident on.
    this this is for me and others too if they want to add any photos or id plants, so that i can see the difference in the plants over the seasons, eg jack by the hedge was hard for me to id but now that its growing a bit i can see better what it is. I will be able to come to the thread next spring and freshen my memory on what the plants look like in spring when not much is flowering.
    If any one on RU knows what a plant is that i or others put on, any ID or advice on that plant would be fantastic.

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    I have no confidence in identifying anything other than dandelions and sticky weed so that is all the piggies get.

    So many plants in the lanes and hedgerows at present but I have no idea what is safe and what isn't. I could do with a leaflet/small book to take with me on my walks, showing good quality pictures of all the safe plants.

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    i take photos or bring the plant home with me and google lol.. but id trust RU more than google. just take a pic and post some

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    here is a little pic of one of the places i go [IMG][/IMG]

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    todays photos are of i think hazel and red campion. not too sure but im waiting for the flowers to develop. Ive took leaves and flowers. advice welcome
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    The top one is indeed Hazel Can't help on the other, as I only know certain species of plant at the moment


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    thanks i was 90% on the hazel, i think i second guess myself a lot but i would rather that than poison my babies. its great having other peoples thoughts too

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    Yes I will pick some of the plants growing around here and post pics before I even think about giving them to the Piggies!

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    Yes, Hazel and Red Campion. My rabbits love Hazel and will eat Red Campion, but only if there's nothing else. That's a nice area to go foraging in.

    Good idea for the thread

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