Free Seasonal Foraging Journal

Spring is fast approaching and it’s an exciting time for foragers! Everything is coming back to life after a long and dormant winter.

In time for spring, I’ve created a journal to help you keep track of your seasonal foraging. In this journal, you’ll find a list of edible plants for each season. These plants are found throughout North America but primarily in eastern and central areas.

Foraging Journal 101

If you’re new to foraging, journaling is a great way to familiarize yourself with the changing seasons and their wild edibles.

It’s really simple. By noting the name, date, location, and quantity of your harvest, you create a log to draw on in future years. You can also record identification properties, weather conditions, usage, precautions, and other helpful information.

Of course, you don’t need to use this journal. You can pick up any notebook and create your own. I’d love to see what you come up with! You can tag me on Instagram to show me @woodland.woman

If you want to use this one, simply download it from the link below. I printed this journal on card stock paper at a local print shop for $9. I bought a $2 binder to keep it in. I’m happy with how it turned out.

My home printer couldn’t properly print the coloured pages of this journal. That’s why I recommend getting it printed at a print shop. Alternatively, print the black and white journal pages from home and keep the rest of the document on your computer for reference.

Caution When Foraging

Remember, always take precautions when foraging a new plant. Consult a reputable field guide or local expert if you are a beginner forager.

Some plants are not suitable for consumption when pregnant. Many plants have lookalikes that are not edible. Others, like sumac, have poison varieties. This is why it’s important to consult a reputable guide.

Happy Foraging!

I hope you find this journal helpful! Please leave a comment or share this post if you download the journal. Happy foraging!

Download: Woodland Woman’s Seasonal Foraging Journal


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