Hello everyone! My family and I live in the boreal forest in Haines Junction, Yukon. I work as an Herbalist and Education Assistant. Educating children about the edible and medicinal uses of plants has been a great reward. Northern kids are just naturals at plant knowledge! We live on the traditional territory of the Champagne Aishihik First Nations and are very grateful to harvest wild plants in their traditional territory called Dakwakada. I grew up in Southern British Columbia helping my parents in the garden and always searching for plants like wild ginger, sasparilla and hazelnuts. The boreal forest has been such a great place to learn about the diversity of plants. I love finding orchids right in my backyard! Some of my favorite plants are prickly roses, fireweed, and spruce. I’m looking forward to learning more about our northern plants.
I am using the macro lens on my Samsung phone to take pictures. As well I will be borrowing a microscope from the school for the plant dissection s. I also have been using a handheld microscope to look at the morphology of plants. I’ll attach a photo of it.