Sunrise Corner is rich in wild edibles and usable plant life. If you come in the right season, you can find a plethora of berries, mushrooms and plants for your enjoyment.
For your safety and enjoyment, please refer to this guide when you forage:
- Be respectful of private property and nature reserves
- Share the edibles – don’t pick everything there is in the area
- Be wild animal smart – there is lots of wildlife here!
- Know the difference between edible and poisonous plants – buy a wild edibles guide!
- Prepare your edibles safely – buy a preparation guide or take a workshop on preparing wild edibles
If you’re interested in learning more about foraging, consider taking a workshop by Prairie Shore Botanicals! For more information, visit www.psbotanicals.com
Not sure when to come? Here’s a seasonal guide to some popular wild edibles growing around Sunrise Corner:
- Cattails can be harvested in early spring or fall
- Morel mushrooms can be found in spring, once the dandelions begin to flower
- Wintergreen berries should be picked before June
- Blueberries, wild raspberries and Saskatoons start around July
- Chokecherries ripen in early August
- Lobster Mushrooms can be found in mid-summer
- Hazelnuts are ready to harvest in August
- Acorns can be harvested between August and October
- Highbush Cranberries should be picked after a frost
These dates are not set in stone. Before you visit, ask around to see if the season has started!