Wild strawberry, Fragaria vesca
The small fruits are a sweet foraging treat. You can eat then straight from the shrub. You can also chop them and eat with cereal, pancakes, salads etc. The dried leaves make a vitamin C rich tea.
When and where to find it:
The fruits can usually be seen growing between June and September. Found in dry grassy banks, woodland clearings, hedgerows, old gardens and scrubland.
It’s a small straggly plant with long runners. Long stalked trefoil leaves, with toothed edges. The fruits are small strawberries.
Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.