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Seven Mouth-Watering Wild Berries


Seven common, utterly delicious and health-giving wild berries that you can track down on wild land near you. Check out a few berries that you may never have heard of, plus some that you surely have, … More

Ten Delicious Wild Herbs


Many wild plants are both edible and delicious (check out the Fascinating Experiments Nature section if you’re curious). Others, as with kitchen herbs, should not be eaten in large quantities but are great as an occasional … More

Cattails – A Wild Plant of Many Uses


When I was about twelve years old I read a book called My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George. The book was about a boy who runs away from home and goes to live … More

Is Cola A Cancer Risk?

The UK’s The Daily Mail (a slightly right-wing newspaper that some say delights in scaring people) today published an article arguing that the brown coloring used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola and various other drinks is a … More

Brain Parasites: There’s a 1 in 6 Chance That You’re Infected

I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you. There’s a good chance that your brain is infested with parasites, reducing your intelligence, messing up your eyesight and putting you at a considerably greater … More

Foraging for Food: Squiffy’s Top Ten Wild Foods

Sure, you can buy food in a supermarket. But it’s more fun to discover it growing wild. If you really want a big change of lifestyle, you could even consider living in a forest and foraging … More