What’s Edible in the Forest?
  • September 28, 2024
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • 350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Time: From: 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM

This foraging “walk in the woods” is led by author Vickie Shufer, author of The Forager’s Handbook and The Everything Guide to Foraging. Vickie, a naturalist and herbalist, will take guests on a magical tour of a mature upland forest with native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Leaves will be changing colors, fall fruits ripening, and mosses and ferns popping out at every corner. Find out what is and what is not edible, and learn about the role these native plants play in our daily lives.

This is a public tour. It is also available as a private customizable group tour for up to 16 people. Email info@TheNatureBus.com to arrange.

TOUR DATE: Saturday, September 28, 2024

(Rain date is Sunday, Sept 29) Before purchasing your ticket, be sure you can go on the actual tour date and the rain date. This rain date is an alternate tour date, reserved for “severe” weather and lightning.  The trip ordinarily goes rain or shine. We provide umbrellas.

TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

PRICE: $45/person + 2.6% credit card fee = $46.17

*Important Note: We do not offer ANY refunds after tour is booked.

DEPARTURE LOCATION: REI 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA  (Private groups can choose the pick-up location.

DESCRIPTION: Venture into the forest on an intriguing journey into the heart of nature with our “What’s Edible in the Forest?” Tour, where you’ll explore the enchanting woods alongside a knowledgeable local naturalist and herbalist. Discover the hidden treasures of the wilderness as you learn to identify edible plants and uncover the myriad ways in which forest flora can be beneficial to us. This immersive experience promises not only a scenic adventure but also a unique opportunity to connect with the rich tapestry of nature’s bounty. Join us for and educational and rejuvenating expedition, and let the secrets of the woods unfold before our eyes. Embrace the beauty of the outdoors while gaining valuable insights inot the wonders that lie within our own backyard. The walk will begin and end at the historical Whitehurst-Buffington House (built in 1793), where we will have native American tea and refreshments before going ona tour of the house.