Pear shaped mushrooms growing out of a lichen covered tree laying on the ground

Of the bounty of wild foods available to animals on the refuge, there are a few nuts, berries, and other fruits that people also enjoy eating! Wild mushrooms and asparagus grow in the spring months. Blackberries, raspberries, wild grape, wild plum, choke cherries, hazlenuts, walnuts, and hickory nuts grow and mature in the late summer and fall. Visitors are welcome to gather up to two gallons of wild foods per person per day for personal use only. 

Please see the "collecting" section of the refuge rules and regulations for more information about gathering wild edibles.