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Maine naturalist to lead foraging field trips

 

Maine forager Tom SeymourWhen you visit Maine, it doesn't take long to figure out how much we love dining on locally produced food, and we don't just mean lobster and blueberries.

We have a great treat for our guests in July and August. Naturalist, magazine writer and book author Tom Seymour will lead guests on foraging trips around our grounds on Tuesday afternoons from July 10 through Aug. 28.

Tom, who lives in Waldo, Maine, is passionate about foraging for plants, and what he picks figures largely in his diet. He is a regular columnist and writer for The Maine Sportsman Magazine, New England's largest circulation outdoor magazine. He also writes the "Wild Edibles" column for Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine.

His books include "Foraging New England: Finding, Identifying and Preparing Edible Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants from Maine to Connecticut," "Wild Plants of Maine: A Useful Guide," and "Hidden World Revealed: Musings of a Maine Naturalist."

Tom's classes at the Spruce Point Inn will include a field trip around the beautiful inn grounds while he talks about how to identify edible plants and the best ways to prepare them for a meal. The classes will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will cost $15. Each class will have a maximum of 20 people, and those under 16 are not permitted.

If you're planning your Maine vacation at the Spruce Point Inn in July or August, make sure to ask us about the foraging classes.