Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Class

Saturday, June 2nd and 9th - 9 AM - 12 noon - $25 fee

These classes are scheduled during the best season for foraging. The class will be at John's house and at Severn Run Park next door. Some of the plants we will sample include greenbrier sprouts, wintergreen, chickweed, wild cucumber, wild carrot, partridge berry, blueberry, sassafras tea, pine needle tea, and much more. Identify and learn about healing plants like spaghum moss, and willow. Cost is $25/class. Prepay in full in advance by sending a check to .  Meet at John's house.

Saturday June 16, 9:00AM - 5:00PM - $100 fee

Would you like to feel more comfortable in the wild? This one day crash course will cover the four survival areas of shelter, water, fire and food. Students will learn: fire with the primitive bow drill apparatus; how to make an advanced debree hut which will keep you warm in the coldest weather; safe, easy to find water sources; wild edible plants and simple methods to gather and hunt delicious food; and most importantly the proper philosophy and attitude. Stay the night in your debree hut if you wish to test your skill. Please prepay in full to reserve a spot by sending a check for $50 deposit to

For those who seriously wish to learn about the tracks and signs left by animals and other creatures common to Central Maryland. You will learn the keys to quickly classifying animals into groups and then species based on track shape, number of toes, direct and indirect register, track patterns, pressure releases and habitat. Plaster castings will be made to record your discoveries. Saturday, June 23rd, 2-5 PM. $25 fee. Please prepay in full to reserve a spot by sending a check for $25 to


Learn safe hunting and tracking with John. Where to go, how to get a big buck, how to field dress, skinning, butcher and firearm safety.

Bow hunters: archery and safety instructions. How to build a blind, building and locating tree-stands, set-ups, descenting, deer behavior, blood trailing, proper clothing and camaflage.

Call John to arrange to go hunting (in season only!)

Turkey Season Opens April 14th!

Resident Goose season is the first two weeks in September.

Dove season opens September 1st.

Bow hunting for deer opens September 15th.

Duck season opens for 1 week the second week of October.

Muzzle-loader deer season opens October 18th.

Gun season opens November 24th.

Call John for more information, prices, dates, licenses, and hunting laws.


Email John: Fishbac@cs.com

Directions to John's House


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