Being tight for $$, I seek alternatives to buying food.
Probably influenced by survival shows on Weather Channel.
Around the edge of Armstrong Park there are both nut-like thingies and small berries.
No idea where the nut like thingies are from.
Light as a feather. They blow to the park wall from someplace else. No plants or trees nearby which has such thingies.
About the size of an acorn. Light tan. Fragile. Light as a feather. When they get stepped on, a half thingie looks sorta like a small mushroom cap.
Of course, not knowing what they are, I have no clue if they are poisonous, wretched tasting, neutral tasting, yummy, or psychedelic.
If I gave psychedelic nut thingies to gutterpunks, I'd have friends for life!
So I brought a handful to work. Some of the readers are locals.
As a kid I could easily identify different trees and plants. Half a dozen locals had NO clue.
Don't local kids know their environment?
Then there are the berries. Small dark berries hanging in clusters from a tree looking like a relative of a palm tree.
I'll bring a cluster to work next time I go.
My scanner is dead, and it is the end of the season. So more info for next year than meals now.
Also, there are a gazillion cocoons, or what look like cocoons around the tops of the fences. Been there since May, maybe before. Are they yummy?