A Guide to Bird Behavior, Volume I (Stokes Nature Guides) by Donald W. Stokes

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To some, all dock is too bitter for enjoying without cooking. Some species of dock are more bitter than others, especially when older. However, in many areas dock continues to put up new leaves despite frosts and can often be gathered, young and tender, throughout warm spells during the winter. Dock Evening Primrose T Evening Primrose 46 HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS hese fragrant blossoms are known to many because of their habit of opening after dusk, carrying on their reproductive functions in the dimness when their scent and light-colored hues lure the nighthovering moths upon whom they rely for fertilization.

Some parts, such as the liver, have been recognized even among some primitive tribes as a specific cure for night blindness as it is high in Vitamin A. But any section of plump fresh meat is a complete diet in itself, affording all the necessary food ingredients even if we dine on nothing but fat rare steaks for week after month after year. 32 HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS how to stay alive in the woods Edible Vegetation IDENTIFICATION Guide 34 HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS “I learned that a man may use as simple a diet as the animals, and yet retain health and strength.

Dandelion Dandelion and Other Chicory V ery often in the spring, especially when this season follows a winter passed in the sub-zero tightness of some northern wilderness, we awake with the hankering to eat something new and green. ” Upon our return, there would likely as not be at least a few dandelions in my pack. Almost all of us know this member of the chicory family, if only because of its persistency in dotting lawns with hollowstemmed yellow flowers. The entire young plant is relished both raw in salads and, especially when older, after it had been boiled just long enough to become tender.

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