Apr 192009

Did I say I was done editing the children’s book before? I did, but I was wrong. I had a whole ‘nother round with it and am actually done ~today~ and will be sending the final (really really final) version to the printer tomorrow.  It’s a good thing too, because with the amount of student work that has built up, I might be spending from now until May in a cave catching up.

In other news, I’ll be doing my annual Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Gila Walk come May 2nd out near the Saliz Pass (with lunch afterward). Now, I realize that (strangely enough) most of my 800+ subscribers aren’t even from the Southwest, much less the Gila, but if any of you are interested in coming or know someone else who might be please let me know or spread the word, as applicable. The plants I will be discussing are fairly common to the entire intermountain West, so the info would be plenty applicable to you folks in Arizona and other surrounding regions. Educational handouts will be included, but note taking materials are strongly suggested. Contact me for more details!


  3 Responses to “Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Gila – The Catron County Plant Walk”

  1. Can you tell me where the Gila Walk will be? I’m from Colorado and might be in Dolores Co. at that time and could come if it isn’t to far. And what are the plants in that area?
    Thanks, Sandy

  2. Hi Sandy, it will be along Saliz Creek, which is just slightly outside of the village of Reserve, which is between Silver City and Socorro, essentially. Very near the arizona border. I’m not quite sure how to answer the second question as there’s hundreds of different species in this area but the elevation is at about 6500 and is Ponderosa Pine forest and riparian forest with lots of Manzanita, Oregano de la Sierra (Monarda fistulosa var menthaefolia), Alder, Cottonwood, Nettles, Yarrow, Narrow leaf Plantain, Usnea, Goldenrod and so on. Typical Western middle mountain semi-arid woodland flora really 😉

  3. nice! I’ll be doing an herb walk that same day here in my neck of the woods ( or sw i should say) Enjoy your day!

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