FREE edible wild foods guide

Get out this month to hone your edible wild food spotting skills. You can find even more ways to improve your naturalist skills in the October issue of BBC Wildlife. 

Your wild challenge edible wild foods

Find out how to prepare and cook the edible wild foods included in this FREE guide. 


  • Never eat anything you cannot name. There are hundreds of poisonous plants and fungi out there, some of them deadly.
  • Forage with care, picking only a leaf here and there, and only take what you can sensibly use.
  • Don’t trepass – anyone is allowed to pick wildflowers, fungi, leaves and fruit from any publicly accessible land for private use (nature reserves may allow it too).
  • Plan ahead – while on walks take notes of promising foraging locations to visit later in the year.
  • Keep your finds separate – sorting out a basket of mixed fruit and fungi can take hours.
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