Hedgerow fruit

Hedgerows and verges in rural and suburban places can support a wide range of edible fruits including cherries, damsons and elderberries. With a basic knowledge of what is safe to eat and when to look for it, you can share nature’s bounty with birds and other wildlife.

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Elderberry, Sambucus nigra

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