Juicy, sweet, tart and sometimes sour, wild berries burst with flavour and goodness. They are a delicious treat any time--especially while you are on a nature walk--and they could save you from starvation if you get lost. Berries have been used for food and medicine for millennia, and Native peoples and settlers preserved them for winter use in everything from pemmican to jams and jellies. This field guide to the wild berries of Ontario provides:
* Detailed descriptions of 160 berries and berry-like fruits
* Ethnobotanical uses and early Native management of wild berry resources
* Range and seasons
* Edibility of each berry, from highly edible to not palatable to poisonous
* Descriptions of poisonous wild fruits and berries, so you know which ones to avoid
* 19 tasty wild berry recipes including muffins, squares, popsicles and drinks
* Full-colour photos and beautiful illustrations to help identify the species.
You may have forgotten what a ''real'' berry tastes like--but take this book with you on your next hike and you'll be able to enjoy a cornucopia of freshness.