WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Autumn olives (Elaeagnus umbellata) has a bad reputation as an “invasive species.” However, this time of year is when–I believe–it stands out for its benefits. After most fruits have already begun rotting away or dropped, autumn olive hangs on. Some individual plants are sweeterContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Took my 4-year old daughter–Metta Mae–for a walk last night. Found some autumnberries (Elaeagnus umbellata). I said, “They might be a little bitter right now & need more time to ripen.” Metta says, “I think they’re sweet; I love them.” She scarfed ’em downContinue Reading