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Fri., May 6, 2011, 9:32 a.m.

Fiddling around with wild edibles

A pair of ferns appear to be nuzzling as they begin to unfurl their fiddlehead fronds on a warm and sunny morning in Freeport, Maine, Friday, May 6, 2011. Boiled or steamed fiddleheads are a traditional dish in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. (Associated Press)
A pair of ferns appear to be nuzzling as they begin to unfurl their fiddlehead fronds on a warm and sunny morning in Freeport, Maine, Friday, May 6, 2011. Boiled or steamed fiddleheads are a traditional dish in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. (Associated Press)

NATIVE PLANTS -- The wild asparagus has been popping up, and morel mushroom gatherers have been striking gold for weeks.

Next up:  Fern fiddleheads.   

Tip: Do your homework before eating any wild plant or mushroom.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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