From fiddleheads to spruce tips, wild food can be adventurous and fun—with the right guide. In Eating Wild in Eastern Canada, award-winning author and conservationist Jamie Simpson (Journeys through Eastern Old-Growth Forests) shows readers what to look for in the wilds and how and when to collect it.
Grouping foods by their most likely foraging locations—forests, fields, and shorelines—and with 50 full-colour photographs, identification is made accessible for the amateur hiker, wilderness enthusiast, and foodie alike. Includes historical notes and recipes, cautionary notes on foraged foods’ potential dangers, and interviews with wild-edible gatherers and chefs. While gathering wild edibles may be instinctive to some, there is an art to digging for soft-shelled clams and picking highbush cranberries, and Simpson joyfully explores it in this one-of-a-kind narrative guidebook.
Restoring the Acadian Forest is a comprehensive resource for woodland owners in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, eastern Quebec, Maine, and northern New England. It explains how to maintain a healthy Acadian Forest woodlot, while restoring its economic and ecological value. The book includes practical advice on woodlot planning, tree harvesting, promoting wildlife habitat, and finding revenue sources, along with a guide to the trees of the Acadian Forest. This new edition includes new sections on legal obligations of owning woodlots and suitable small-scale equipment. This edition is fully illustrated with 120 photographs and illustrations.
Yes, there is old-growth forest in the Maritimes. The Acadian Forest, as it is known, is a complex mosaic of various species and ages. Now left only in pockets scattered here and there, these forests will stop you in your tracks, invite your gaze upward, and fill you with wonder. This book begins with a collection of stories about journeys into these old forests, and ends with detailed profiles of 16 of the remaining pockets of old-growth forest in the Maritimes: nine in Nova Scotia, three in New Brunswick, and four in Prince Edward Island. Each site description includes notes on what a visitor can expect to see, and a map and directions showing how to get there. Over 75 colour photographs highlight the incredible beauty and diversity of the region’s forests.
On Tuesday, April 23, Nimbus Publishing is launching an exciting new podcast for book lovers. Book Me! with Costas Halavrezos will focus on entertaining and illuminating interviews with the Atlantic Canadians […]