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Eco Week 2006
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Cedar Point Park

Cedar Point Environmental Park

Day 2

The Food and Medicine Walk


 

 
 
Half the kids went with Uncle Denny and half with Uncle AL
I went along with Uncle Al's group this day
And off we went into the forest to find native plants that could provide food and medicine

 
Every so often, Uncle Al would find one of many interesting plants that were used by local indians for food, medicine and other things

 
Uncle Al twists the fibers from the dried Spanish Moss 
to show how Calusa Indians made strong ropes and nets

 
Shiny Blueberry

 



save the sea turtles

 
Dog Fennel - smells yucky

 
Coontie roots made good flour after the pink color is washed out 
Goldenrod
Picking tar flowers


Tar Flower is very sticky

 
 
Crab Eye seeds are poisonous



Saltwort seemed to be one of the kids favorites

 
 
Coin Vine was known for its coin shaped seeds.  It was also known as Fish Killer Vine, as the Indians discovered they could put large amounts of it into a pond and it would remove the oxygen from the water... bringing the fish to the surface.

 

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Pictures of Cedar Point Environmental Park
Pictures of  kids at Eco Week 2006
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pictures of kids having fun at summer camp
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