Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Sat., Oct. 3
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Indian Creek to host a nature program


RENSSELAER FALLS — Indian Creek will host a nature program on September 6 called Plant Foraging, Risks vs. Rewards. It will take place on September 6 at 9:30 a.m. until noon. Call Don O’Shea at 393-5137 to pre-register or for rain date.

Gathering wild plants for food and medicine can be an interesting adventure for outdoor enthusiasts, but it is not without risks. Before handling or using these plants, ask yourself (or your guide) if, for instance, you can differentiate between Daucus carota (Wild Carrot) and some extremely poisonous members of the same family, such as Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock), Cicuta species, and others. Also, be aware of potentially serious interactions between popular herbal remedies and prescription drugs (for example: St. John’s-wort and anti-depressants). St. John’s-wort, by the way, contains a compound (Hypericin) that can cause dermatitis and inflammation of mucus membranes, yet this plant has long been touted as a safe and effective herbal remedy for a variety of disorders. This program will look at a number of such plants and try to sort out the good from the bad.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes