News Release 117

Wild edibles hike planned May 14 at Sam A. Baker State Park

Volume 39-117 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 21, 2011 -- Learn about edible plants that can be found in Missouri on a guided hike Saturday, May 14, at Sam A. Baker State Park near Patterson. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

On this leisurely stroll on Shut-Ins Trail, you will learn about the different types of edible plants, how to identify them, their medicinal and edible purposes, and historical folklore about them. To join the hike, meet at the Mudlick Trail trailhead, across from the park store. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located on Highway 143 about four miles north of Patterson. For more information, contact the park naturalist at 573-856-4514 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit