The forest has come alive again here in SE Michigan. With record high temperatures in March and with relatively sunny weather there has been quite a bit of spring growth the last few weeks.
Here are some pics and notes on some of the wild edibles I've observed and gathered recently:
Leeks - a strong onion odor and taste, the bulbs are delicious
Dandelion -the greens are very bitter (and over rated)
Garlic Mustard - strong garlicy odor and somewhat bitter greens
Trout Lily- the greens are very bitter and have a terrible aftertaste, the bulbs are small and bland
Fiddleheads - ostrich fern fiddleheads: pleasant taste similar to asparagus
Birch sap - slightly sweet and refreshing
And there are still some "winter" edible that can be found:
Partridgeberry - berry and leaves have a very mild taste
Of course you should always be certain of what you are eating and consult a quality field guide.Gather and consume wild edibles at your own risk. Etc., etc. etc....