One Upsmanship

Human nature seems to tend towards one-upsmanship. It's disappointing when this occurs among lovers of the wild world.

Let's not count how many plants we can call by scientific name, nor how many herbs are stocked in the home apothecary, nor how many species of rare wildlife we've seen, nor how much wild food we've foraged.

Instead, try this: 

1. Plant one native plant.

2. Add a pinch of wild food to one recipe.

3. Drink one herbal tea.

4. Watch the crows. Play like they do.