Herbs and Forest Products
A lot of things can be collected or gathered in the mountain, then eaten fresh or they can be cooked and baked or even dried for winter. If you are not very familiar with the plants, ask the shepherds. But you will surely recognize the hazelnut, wild apple (used for making the magical apple vinegar), wild pear, wild cherry, wild strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, several types of eatable mushrooms.
Along the hiking paths, you will identify dandelions, chamomile, St. John’s Wort, plantain, yarrow, thyme, wild garlic, juniper, and rosehips – the fruit of the wild rose.
You can enjoy in collecting, or you can refresh yourself by eating something on the spot, or you can prepare the meal on the fireplace in the camp or at your host’s. You can make the tea yourself, the most fragrant souvenirs from the katuns.
Collecting the plants and forest fruit will provide you with a new perspective of the wildlife in these mountains. You will go through a variety of encounters, with butterflies, ladybugs, May chafer and grasshoppers. With baby birds in their nests.