|November 16 - Baskets.
October 19 - Traps, snares and hunting methods.
Well, only two people showed up for this meeting on a cool fall day.
We made a couple of traps and tried out a sling. Then we decided to
simply wander the fall landscape. Some of the things we discovered along
the way were walking ferns on top of limestone boulders, a clean and
unblemished raccoon skull, deer tracks, zigzag goldenrod in bloom, wild
leek seeds, new beaver dams and fresh cuttings, a nice sit spot in the
autumn sun on the edge of a marsh, water hemlock, kinglets, chickadees,
crows, nuthatches and blue jays, a male deer running away, and more. We
experimented with different cordage materials, including basswood bark,
spruce roots, and swamp and common milkweed. And we did tree and shrub
ID along the way, as well as identifying various plants. Sorry, no
photos, as I forgot my camera! (Walter).