October 2, 2013 Calendar Entry

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Today, we are harvesting Crampbark twigs. When you are out and about, be on the look out for a deciduous shrub of about 13-16 feet in length. If the shrub is of the Crampbark variety, the leaves should grow opposite of each other. They are three lobed and grow to be 2-4 inches long as you can see in the picture above. The white flowers turn into red fruits as fall approaches. If you get close enough, you will find that the newer stems are soft and green while the older ones are grey with white lenticels. If it is okay, gently harvest some for October’s crafting in the kitchen activities. Enjoy your explorations!


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